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1flash/ˈflæʃ/verb
flashesflashedflashing
1flash
/ˈflæʃ/
verb
flashesflashedflashing
Learner's definition of FLASH  
: to shine or give off bright light suddenly or in repeated bursts
[no object]
[+ object]
: to appear quickly or suddenly
[no object]
[+ object]
   b [no object] : to move or pass very quickly
[no object]of the eyes : to show strong emotion
[+ object] : to show (something) briefly
informal : to show your sexual organs to (someone) suddenly and briefly in public
[+ object]
[no object]
— see also flasher
2flash/ˈflæʃ/noun
pluralflashes
2flash
/ˈflæʃ/
noun
pluralflashes
Learner's definition of FLASH  
[count] : a sudden bright light
[count] : a sudden appearance or occurrence of something
— see also hot flash
[noncount]usually disapproving : a fancy or exciting quality or appearance that is meant to attract attention to something that is usually not very good or interesting
: a device that is used to produce a brief and very bright flash of light for taking photographs
[count]
[noncount]
— see picture at cameracompare flashbulb
[count] 

(as) quick as a flash

informal
: very quickly

flash in the pan

: a person or thing that fails after being very popular or successful for a brief time

in a flash

informal
: very quickly or suddenly
3flash/ˈflæʃ/adjective
3flash
/ˈflæʃ/
adjective
Learner's definition of FLASH  
always used before a noun : beginning suddenly and lasting only a short time
always used before a nounUS, informal : very talented
[more flash; most flash]British, informal + disapproving 
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