dart Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dart” in the English Dictionary

"dart" in British English

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uk   /dɑːt/  us   /dɑːrt/

dart noun (POINTED OBJECT)

[C] a ​small, ​thinobject with a ​sharppoint that is ​thrown by ​hand in a ​game, ​shot from a ​gun, or ​blown from a ​tube when used as a ​weapon
darts [U] a ​game in which darts are ​thrown at a ​circularboard. The ​number of ​pointswondepends on where the darts ​land on the ​board: a game of darts a darts ​tournament

dart noun (SEWN FOLD)

[C] a ​smallfold, ​becomingnarrower towards one end, that is ​sewn into a ​piece of ​clothing to make it ​fitbetter

dart noun (QUICK MOVEMENT)

[C usually singular] a ​quick, ​suddenmovement: We made a dart for (= ​movedquickly towards) the ​exit.

dartverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   /dɑːt/  us   /dɑːrt/
to ​movequickly or ​suddenly: I darted behind the ​sofa and ​hid.dart a glance/look at sb to ​lookquickly at someone: She darted an ​angrylook at me.
(Definition of dart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dart" in American English

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dartverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /dɑrt/

dart verb [I always + adv/prep] (MOVE QUICKLY)

to move ​quickly or ​suddenly: She darted out from between two ​parkedcars.

dartnoun [C]

dart noun [C] (POINTED OBJECT)

 us   /dɑrt/ a ​smallobject with a ​thinpointed end that is ​thrown or ​shot: a ​tranquilizer dart

dart noun [C] (FOLD)

 /dɑrt/ a ​foldsewn into a ​piece of ​clothing to make it ​fitbetter
(Definition of dart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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