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flash1 US English

(Of a light or something that reflects light) shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way

flash2 US English

A water-filled hollow formed by subsidence, especially any of those due to rock salt extraction in or near Cheshire

flash US Thesaurus

a torch flashed

Flash in flash1 US English

A platform for producing and displaying animation and video in web browsers

flash-fry US English

Fry (food) briefly and at a very high temperature

flash mob US English

A large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organized by means of the Internet or social media

hot flash US English

A sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of menopause

flash back US English

(Of a person’s thoughts or mind) briefly and suddenly recall a previous time or incident

flash over US English

Make an electric circuit by sparking across a gap

flash burn US English

A burn caused by sudden intense heat, as from a nuclear explosion

flash card US English

A card containing a small amount of information, held up for students to see, as an aid to learning

flash crash US English

An extremely rapid decline in the price of one or more commodities or securities, typically one caused by automated trading

flash drive US English

A small electronic device containing flash memory that is used for storing data or transferring it to or from a computer, digital camera, etc.

flash flood US English

A sudden local flood, typically due to heavy rain

flash lamp US English

A portable flashing electric lamp such as a flashgun

flash suit US English

A set of heatproof protective clothing

flash tube US English

A gas discharge tube used, especially in photography, to provide an electronic flash when a current is suddenly passed through it

news flash US English

A single item of important news that is broadcast separately and often interrupts other programs

ring flash US English

A circular electronic flash tube that fits around a camera lens to give shadowless lighting of a subject near the lens, especially for macrophotography

bounce flash US English

A device for giving reflected photographic flashlight

in a flash US English

Very quickly; immediately

flash fiction US English

Fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety

flash-freeze US English

Freeze (food or other material) rapidly so as to prevent the formation of ice crystals

flash memory US English

A kind of memory that retains data in the absence of a power supply

flash welding US English

A welding process in which the ends of two metal parts are fused by heat generated from their resistance to an electric current and applied pressure

electronic flash US English

A flash from a gas-discharge tube, used in high-speed photography

flash photography US English

Photography involving the use of a camera attachment that produces a brief very bright light, used in poor light

flash photolysis US English

The use of an intense flash of light to bring about decomposition or dissociation in a heated gas, usually as a means of generating and studying short-lived molecules

flash in the pan US English

A thing or person whose sudden but brief success is not repeated or repeatable

quick as a flash US English

(Especially of a person’s response or reaction) very quickly

USB flash drive US English

An external flash drive, small enough to carry on a key ring, that can be used with any computer that has a USB port

flash back in flash1 US English

(Of a person’s thoughts or mind) briefly and suddenly recall a previous time or incident

flash over in flash1 US English

Make an electric circuit by sparking across a gap

in a flash in flash1 US English

Very quickly; immediately

flashbulb US English

A light bulb that flashes in order to illuminate a photographic subject, of a type that is used only once

flashover US English

A high-voltage electric short circuit made through the air between exposed conductors

flashpoint US English

A place, event, or time at which trouble, such as violence or anger, flares up

flash point in flashpoint US English

A place, event, or time at which trouble, such as violence or anger, flares up

flash in the pan in flash1 US English

A thing or person whose sudden but brief success is not repeated or repeatable

quick as a flash in flash1 US English

(Especially of a person’s response or reaction) very quickly

in or like a flash in flash1 US English

Very quickly; immediately

in/like a flash in flash US Thesaurus

the police were there in a flash

as quick as a flash in flash1 US English

(Especially of a person’s response or reaction) very quickly


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