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"flash" in British English

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flashverb

uk   /flæʃ/  us   /flæʃ/
  • flash verb (SHINE SUDDENLY)

B2 [I or T] to shine brightly and suddenly, or to make something shine in this way: Stop flashing that light in my eyes! The lightning flashed and distant thunder rolled. You'd better slow down, that car was flashing its lights at you.
[I] literary If someone's eyes flash, they look bright because of the anger or excitement the person is feeling.

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flashnoun

uk   /flæʃ/  us   /flæʃ/
  • flash noun (BRIGHT LIGHT)

B2 [C] a sudden bright light that quickly disappears: a flash of lightning The bomb exploded in a flash of yellow light.

flashadjective

uk   /flæʃ/  us   /flæʃ/ UK
(Definition of flash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flash" in American English

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flashverb

 us   /flæʃ/
  • flash verb (SHINE)

[I/T] to shine suddenly and usually brightly, but only for a short time: [T] Stop flashing that light in my eyes.
  • flash verb (HAPPEN QUICKLY)

[I always + adv/prep] to move or happen quickly: A fire engine flashed by.
  • flash verb (SHOW)

[I/T] to show something quickly or for a short time: [T] The officer flashed her badge. [I] A smile flashed across her face.

flashnoun [C]

 us   /flæʃ/
  • flash noun [C] (SHINE)

a sudden bright light that quickly disappears: A flash of lightning lit the sky.
  • flash noun [C] (PHOTOGRAPHY)

a device used to produce a bright light for a brief time when taking a photograph
  • flash noun [C] (QUICK APPEARANCE)

a quick movement or short appearance of something: an occasional flash of wit
(Definition of flash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flash" in Business English

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flashnoun [C]

uk   us   /flæʃ/
MARKETING a strip or mark of colour that is different from the main colour on a book, advertisement, etc.: Each book had a flash on the cover indicating that it was part of the series.

Flash™noun [U]

uk   us   trademark
INTERNET, IT a computer program that is used to create moving images for websites and advertisements on the internet
(Definition of flash from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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