Topic: Darts


From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Darts
dartdart1 /dɑːt $ dɑːrt/ ●○○ verb 1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]FAST/QUICK to move suddenly and quickly in a particular direction Jill darted forward and pulled him away from the fire.2 [intransitive, transitive] literaryLOOK AT to look at someone or something very quickly Tom darted a terrified glance over his shoulder at his pursuers.
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Examples from the Corpus
dartQuick black slashes of fleeing birds darted across the orange sky.She leaned towards him, her mouth half open, her tongue darting across white teeth.His little black eyes darted around my office.He half expected one of the police to dart forward and rearrange her-hair.Then one day for a brief second he got up his nerve and darted forward.I watch him dart into stores in his gleaming leather shoes.As the rain began to fall harder, I darted into the first shop I could find.My mind darts like a boy who has stolen something and wants to get to a safe place to examine his prize.She began to see small craft darting like dragonflies between the soaring galleries.She stumbled backwards and I darted out of the way as she fell over.I could see small silvery fish darting through the water.
Related topics: Darts, Weapons, Clothes & fashion
dartdart2 ●○○ noun 1 dart.jpg [countable]DGDPMW a small pointed object that is thrown or shot as a weapon, or one that is thrown in the game of darts a poisoned dart2 darts3 [singular]FAST/QUICK a sudden quick movement in a particular direction The prisoner made a dart for the door.4 dart of guilt/panic/pain etc5 [countable]DC a small fold put into a piece of clothing to make it fit better
Examples from the Corpus
dartStocks chosen by darts or chimps do not have the same following among television viewers.She is interested in most sports, especially hurling and soccer and she has won several trophies for darts.From the next room came the thwack of darts and a louder hubbub of voices.Thorns pricked his hands, and his back felt as if it were being peppered by poison darts.Some South American Indians use poison darts for hunting.She held her breath on another quick dart of guilt.Gusts of freezing wind bite at exposed skin while stinging darts of cold assault gloved fingertips.Jayasuriya's unassuming darts were well directed and by the time he was bowling, the pitch was unreliable.made a dart forIt made a dart for the door as he came in, but he was too quick for it.The mouse made a dart for its hole.
Origin dart2 (1300-1400) Old French