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dart

dart

 
 
pronunciation:
dart
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small pointed missile, thrown by hand or shot from a blowgun or other device.
He was hit with a poisoned dart.He threw the dart and missed the target completely.
 
similar words:
arrow, missile, projectile
definition 2: (pl., but used with a sing. verb) a game in which these missiles are thrown at a target.
He put down his beer to join in the game of darts.Darts is a game of skill.
definition 3: a fast, abrupt movement, esp. a short dash.
The squirrel made dart for the nearest tree.
synonyms:
dash, flit, scoot, scurry
similar words:
bolt, leap, run, rush, scramble, scuttle, spring, sprint, tear, whisk, whiz
definition 4: a tapered, stitched tuck in a piece of fabric, esp. clothing.
If the darts are misplaced, the blouse will not fit properly.
similar words:
tuck
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: darted, darting, darts
definition: to move swiftly; spring; dash.
The lizard darted out of sight.
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synonyms:
dash, flit, fly, scoot, scurry, tear
similar words:
bolt, flash, hasten, hie, hurry, leap, race, run, rush, scramble, scuttle, speed, spring, sprint, whip, whisk
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to propel, thrust, or shoot out suddenly.
The snake darted its tongue out.She darted a suspicious glance at him.
synonyms:
propel, throw, thrust
similar words:
cast, fling, project, push, shoot, spring, toss
derivation: dartingly (adv.)
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