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Noun: flashing  fla-shing
  1. A short vivid experience
    "the flashings of pain were a warning";
    - flash
     
  2. Sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
Verb: flash  flash
  1. Gleam or glow intermittently
    "The lights were flashing";
    - blink, wink, twinkle, winkle
     
  2. Appear briefly
    "The headlines flashed on the screen"
     
  3. Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
    "he flashed his new sports car";
    - flaunt, show off, ostentate [archaic], swank, parade, showboat [N. Amer]
     
  4. Make known or cause to appear with great speed
    "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
     
  5. Run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She flashed into the yard";
    - dart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot, whip
     
  6. Expose or show briefly
    "he flashed a $100 bill"
     
  7. Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
    "flash the roof"
     
  8. Emit a brief burst of light
    "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
     
  9. Briefly expose one's naked body or genitals in public

Derived forms: flashings

See also: flash back

Type of: appear, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, convey, cover, display, exhibit, experience, expose, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, pelt along, race, radiate, rush, rush along, sheet metal, show, speed, step on it, travel rapidly, zip

Encyclopedia: Flashing

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