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