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dart

noun uk   /dɑːt/ us    /dɑːrt/

dart noun (POINTED OBJECT)

[C] a small, thin object with a sharp point that is thrown by hand in a game, shot from a gun, or blown from a tube when used as a weapon
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darts [U] a game in which darts are thrown at a circular board. The number of points won depends on where the darts land on the board: a game of darts a darts tournament

dart noun (SEWN FOLD)

[C] a small fold, becoming narrower towards one end, that is sewn into a piece of clothing to make it fit better

dart noun (QUICK MOVEMENT)

[C usually singular] a quick, sudden movement: We made a dart for (= moved quickly towards) the exit.

dart

verb [I + adv/prep] uk   /dɑːt/ us    /dɑːrt/
to move quickly or suddenly: I darted behind the sofa and hid. dart a glance/look at sb to look quickly at someone: She darted an angry look at me.
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