Translation of flash in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (of light)(from gun, explosion)a flash of lightningthe flash of her diamond ringun relámpagoa flash in the panel brillo or los destellos de su anillo de brillanteshis success turned out to be a flash in the panflor (feminine) de un día(as) quick as a flash in a flashit came to me in a flashsu éxito resultó ser flor de un díait was all over in a flashde repente lo vi claroI'll be back/I was out in a flashtodo pasó en un momento or en un abrir y cerrar de ojosvuelvo/salí volandoExample sentences1.2 (burst) See examples: a flash of inspiration
a flash of hope a flash of understandingun ramalazo de inspiración1.3 (Photography) with built-in flashun fugaz momento de comprensióncon flash integralExample sentences
- 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.
- 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 3.1 (marking on horse) 3.2 (insignia)(British English) (Military)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (direct) See examples: they flashed a light in my facehe flashed his torch around the room (British English)me enfocaron la cara con una luzme dieron con una luz en la carahe used his mirror to flash a signal/message to the shiprecorrió la habitación con la linternato flash one's headlights at somebodycon el espejo le hizo una señal/mandó un mensaje al barcothe car behind was flashing mehacerle una señal con los faros a alguiento flash somebody a smileel coche de atrás me estaba haciendo señales con los farosshe flashed him a look of contemptsonreírle a alguien1.2 (communicate quickly)le lanzó una mirada de desprecio(news/report/communiqué)a message was flashed on the television screentransmitir rápidamenteapareció un mensaje en pantallaExample sentences
- 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) she loves flashing her money around2.2 (expose onself to) [slang]a man flashed her in the parkle encanta ir por ahí exhibiendo su dinero or haciendo ostentación de su dineroun hombre se le exhibió en el parqueExample sentences
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (emit sudden light) the lightning flashedher eyes flashed like firerelampagueóhubo un relámpago1.2 (Cars)los ojos le relampagueaban or centelleabanhacer una señal con los farosExample sentences1.3
also: flashing present participle(sign/light)que se enciende y se apaga(eyes/smile)Example sentences
- 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.
- ‘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.
- 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.
- 3 (move fast) (+ adverb complement) a message flashed across the screenit flashed through my mind that …un mensaje apareció fugazmente en la pantallamy life flashed before mese me ocurrió de repente que …to flash by o past (train/car/person)reviví toda mi vida en un instanteto flash by (time/vacation)pasar como una bala or un rayo or un bólidopasar volandoExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (ostentatious)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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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