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[n] a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
[n] a momentary brightness
[n] a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
[n] a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
[n] a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
[n] a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
[n] a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
[n] a very short time (as the time it takes to blink once); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
[adj] tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
[v] make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
[v] appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
[v] emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone."
[v] protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal, as of parts of roofs
[v] run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
[v] expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
[v] display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
[v] gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"

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