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Synonyms of flash in English:


  • 1 a torch flashed
  • 2 the computer flashed the result on the scoreboard
    display, show, present, set forth, unveil
  • 3 informal he was flashing all this money about in the pub
  • 4 informal he opened his coat and flashed at me
    expose oneself, show/display/reveal one's genitals, commit indecent exposure
  • 5 racing cars flashed past
    informalscoot, skedaddle, belt, zap, zip, scorch
    British informalbomb, bucket, burn rubber, go like the clappers
    North American informalbarrel, lay rubber
  • noun

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  • 1 a flash of light
    flare, blaze, burst, glare, pulse, blast;
    beam, shaft, ray, streak, bar, finger, stream
  • 2 a basic uniform with no flashes
    emblem, insignia, badge, marking;
    patch, bright patch, streak, stripe, bar, chevron
  • 3 a sudden flash of inspiration
    burst, outbreak, outburst, wave, rush, surge, stab, flush, blaze;
    sudden show, brief display/exhibition
  • Phrases

    in/like a flash

    it was all over in a flash
    [Antonyms] eventually, slowly
    quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, without delay;
    in an instant, in a moment, in a (split) second, in a minute, in a trice, like a shot, straight away, in a wink, in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), before you know it, on the double, at the speed of light, like an arrow from a bow
    informalin a jiffy, before you can say Jack Robinson, double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), like (greased) lightning, at warp speed


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  • informal a flash sports car See flashy
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