There are 3 translations of flash in Spanish:

flash1

Pronunciation: /flæʃ/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (of light) destello (m); (from gun, explosion) fogonazo (m) a flash of lightning un relámpago the flash of her diamond ring el brillo or los destellos de su anillo de brillantes a flash in the pan flor (feminine) de un día his success turned out to be a flash in the pan su éxito resultó ser flor de un día (as) quick as a flash como un rayo in a flash it came to me in a flash de repente lo vi claro it was all over in a flash todo pasó en un momento or en un abrir y cerrar de ojos I'll be back/I was out in a flash vuelvo/salí volando
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    • At this a loud crash was heard behind them followed by a bright flash of lightning, lighting up the forest briefly.
    • As she was strolling down the final row, a sudden flash of bright light caught her attention.
    • Large flashes of light occasionally burst forth from the opening of a cave leading into the opposing mountain range.
    1.2 (burst) a flash of inspiration un ramalazo de inspiración a flash of hope un rayo de esperanza a flash of understanding un fugaz momento de comprensión 1.3 [Photography/Fotografía] flash (masculine) with built-in flash con flash integral
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    • Pulling out her camera and attaching the flash, she climbs out of the car and moves past the barricade.
    • The phone also is equipped with a camera featuring an attachable flash.
    • He finds Gilbert, and they spot Keaton, who is using the flash on her digital camera as a flashlight.
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (marking on horse) mancha (feminine) 3.2 (insignia) (British English/inglés británico) [Military/Militar] distintivo (masculine)
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    • Later on that year the cloth patch was replaced by a black flash and a solid gold metal Winged Dagger emblem on top of it.
    • I ended up buying the kilt itself, a black leather sporran, some black hose, and black flashes.
    • He recognised the flashes on the uniform of the young soldier standing beside him. They indicated service in Cyprus.
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    • Soft pastels, worn underneath jackets or blazers, will be popular, along with cream, and teamed with flashes of bright colour.
    • The glints of orange fish scales and the gleam of a metallic beetle are some of the few flashes of colour in a predominantly monochromatic palette.
    • The strategic placement of bold panels of colour allows unexpected flashes throughout the hair, dramatizing the movement and lines of each cut and style.

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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.

There are 3 translations of flash in Spanish:

flash2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (direct) they flashed a light in my face me enfocaron la cara con una luz, me dieron con una luz en la cara he flashed his torch around the room (British English/inglés británico) recorrió la habitación con la linterna he used his mirror to flash a signal/message to the ship con el espejo le hizo una señal/mandó un mensaje al barco to flash one's headlights at sb hacerle* una señal con los faros a algn the car behind was flashing me el coche de atrás me estaba haciendo señales con los faros to flash sb a smile sonreírle a algn she flashed him a look of contempt le lanzó una mirada de desprecio 1.2 (communicate quickly) [news/report/communiqué] transmitir rápidamente a message was flashed on the television screen apareció un mensaje en pantalla
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    • Images of the shooting - videotaped by TV crews covering the march - were flashed around the world.
    • This news had earlier been flashed to the world via the BBC website.
    • However, the whole incident was flashed around to other bases, telling everyone to behave themselves.
  • 2 2.1 (show, display) [money/wallet/card] mostrar*, enseñar (especially Spain/especialmente España) she loves flashing her money around le encanta ir por ahí exhibiendo su dinero or haciendo ostentación de su dinero 2.2 (expose onself to) [slang/argot] a man flashed her in the park un hombre se le exhibió en el parque
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    • As he crossed the finishing line his image was flashed up on the large screens.
    • Your computer screen is flashing an unwelcome message.
    • The giant white screen flashed images of people in the streets mourning Corrie's death.
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    • Ralphie responded quickly as he flashed them his press card.
    • Just then another passenger rose from his seat and flashed a small plastic card at the warring parties.
    • Jonathan flashed his ID, and the guards motioned the car through.
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    • You should take their money if they are flashing it round.
    • They hate to see somebody flashing the money around like that.
    • He had a habit of flashing the wads of cash his benevolent son sent home to him.

vi

  • 1 1.1 (emit sudden light) [light/star/gem/metal] destellar, brillar the lightning flashed relampagueó, hubo un relámpago her eyes flashed like fire los ojos le relampagueaban or centelleaban 1.2 [Cars/Automovilismo] hacer* una señal con los faros 1.3
    (flashing present participle/participio presente)
    [sign/light] intermitente, que se enciende y se apaga; [eyes/smile] brillante
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    • The driver was alerted to on-coming cars flashing their lights at him.
    • The police car flashed his lights briefly at a car that touched 90 or so, but that was about it.
    • The car behind me started flashing its lights, and turned on its siren.
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    • The automobile in front of them flashed a warning signal of red to tell of slowing, and he eased up on the gas as he headed further into the dark city.
    • They want to install a system which will flash a warning signal in the cab of the train if it passes through a red light.
    • He lit the lamp he carried, and flashed an agreed signal to the other three men waiting in one of the canoes a short distance away.
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    • Brown flashed a knowing look into the gallery, and a few people, for want of a better word, tittered.
    • He flashed a stern look towards the nurse.
    • I flashed a look of gratitude at Noelle, and she nodded coolly.
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    • ‘Jordan isn't going to make me miserable,’ Faith argued, her eyes flashing with anger.
    • ‘Get the hell away from me Corey - right now’ Hailey said, her eyes flashing with anger.
    • His eyes were flashing with anger, but they softened.
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    • I looked up at the bright green neon sign flashing on and off, ‘Club Divine’ it read.
    • A sudden burst of bright green light flashed behind the tree.
    • The ship whisked into the night's sky, its bright lights flashing.
  • 2 (expose oneself) [slang/argot] exhibirse en público
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    • Believing a man had flashed at his girlfriend, he drove at him, jamming him against a wall.
    • A mother has warned other residents to be on their guard after a man flashed her 12-year-old daughter.
    • A bit later she was waving at me, and when I glanced over she flashed me again - and she'd taken her bra off!
  • 3 (move fast) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) a message flashed across the screen un mensaje apareció fugazmente en la pantalla it flashed through my mind that … se me ocurrió de repente que … my life flashed before me reviví toda mi vida en un instante to flash by o past [train/car/person] pasar como una bala or un rayo or un bólido to flash by [time/vacation] pasar volando, volar*
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    • Eventually, I became aware that the streetlights were not flashing by as quickly as they had been.
    • The altimeter was counting down, the final couple of hundred feet flashing by too quickly.
    • The time flashed by so quickly for the rest of the trip.

Phrasal verbs

flash back

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[Cinema/Cine] [Literature/Literatura] retroceder, volver*

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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.

There are 3 translations of flash in Spanish:

flash3

adj

  • 1 (before noun/delante del nombre) 1.1 (sudden) [fire/storm] repentino flash flood riada (feminine) 1.2 (very rapid) [drying/freezing] rápido flash-fry steakbistec delgado para freír vuelta y vuelta
  • 2 (ostentatious) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], ostentoso, fardón (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • It is simply the case that in this world of convenience, flash holidays and big cars, working the land has lost its appeal.
    • But the plan backfired when the driver couldn't get the flash car to start as they left the restaurant - leaving the couple at the mercy of the paparazzi.
    • This means that in a high-consumption society such as ours, when I buy a flash car or suit, I throw down the gauntlet to others to do likewise.
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    • They are big brash symbols of conspicuous consumption, a way for flash men and women with a lot of cash to flaunt their wealth.
    • Nicky Cole is a flash geezer from the South, but Yates is a flash geezer from the North.
    • It was a flash crowd, and soon our roofless concrete barn was packed with wet bodies, dancing under sheets of hard rain and the intermittent flashes of lightning.

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.