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flash1 British & World English

Shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way

flash2 British & World English

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

flash English Thesaurus

a torch flashed

Flash in flash1 British & World English

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

flash-fry British & World English

Fry (food) briefly and at a very high temperature

flash mob British & World 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

flash over British & World English

Make an electric circuit by sparking across a gap

flash burn British & World English

A burn caused by sudden intense heat, e.g. from a nuclear explosion

flash card British & World English

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

flash crash British & World English

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

flash drive British & World 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 British & World English

A sudden local flood, typically due to heavy rain

flash lamp British & World English

A portable flashing electric lamp such as a flashgun

flash suit British & World English

A set of heatproof protective clothing

flash tube British & World English

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

ring flash British & World English

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

bounce flash British & World English

A device for giving reflected photographic flashlight

in a flash British & World English

Very quickly; immediately

flash fiction British & World English

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

flash-freeze British & World English

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

flash memory British & World English

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

flash welding British & World 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 British & World English

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

flash photography British & World English

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

flash photolysis British & World English

The use of a very 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 British & World English

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

quick as a flash British & World English

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

USB flash drive British & World English

A small external flash drive that can be used with any computer that has a USB port

blinding British & World English

(Of light) very bright and likely to dazzle or cause temporary blindness

flash over in flash1 British & World English

Make an electric circuit by sparking across a gap

in a flash in flash1 British & World English

Very quickly; immediately

hot flush British & World English

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

hot flash in hot flush British & World English

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

flashbulb British & World English

A bulb for a flashgun, of a type that is used only once

flashover British & World English

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

flashpoint British & World English

A place, event, or time at which violence or hostility flares up

flash in the pan in flash1 British & World English

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

quick as a flash in flash1 British & World English

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

in/like a flash in flash English Thesaurus

it was all over in a flash

as quick as a flash in flash1 British & World English

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


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