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Definition 1: a sudden quick movement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dart in the sense of this definition

(dart is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: a tapered tuck made in dressmaking - [noun denoting artifact]

(dart is a kind of ...) a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place

(... is part of dart) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 3: a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot - [noun denoting artifact]

(dart is a kind of ...) a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

(... is a kind of dart ) a decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight

Definition 4: run or move very quickly or hastily - [verb of motion]

Samples where dart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dashed into the yard

Synonyms for dart in the sense of this definition

(dart is a kind of ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of dart ) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

"She plunged at it eagerly"

(dart has a similar meaning as ...) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Definition 5: move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart - [verb of motion]

Samples where dart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hummingbird flitted among the branches

Synonyms for dart in the sense of this definition

(dart is a kind of ...) move very fast

"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"

(... is a kind of dart ) flutter like a butterfly

Definition 6: move with sudden speed - [verb of motion]

Samples where dart or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke

(dart is a kind of ...) make a thrusting forward movement

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