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noun (flashes)
  1. A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.
  2. (linguistics) A language, created by a repressed minority to maintain cultural identity, that cannot be understood by the ruling class; for example, Ebonics, ebonics.
  3. A very short amount of time.
    • 1876, w:Mark Twain, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    • :Quick"something must be done! done in a , too! But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
      1. material, Material left around the edge of a mould, moulded part at the parting line of the mould.
      2. (Cockney) The strips of bright cloth or buttons worn around the collars of market traders.
verb (flash, es)
  1. To briefly illuminate a scene.
He flashed the light at the water, trying to see what made the noise.
  1. To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
The light flashed on and off.
  1. To be visible briefly.
The scenery flashed by quickly.
  1. To make visible briefly.
A number will be flashed on the screen.
  1. (computing) To write to the memory of an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge.
  2. (colloquial) To expose one's naked body in public briefly.
  3. (metallurgy) To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.
adjective 
  1. (context, UK, and, NZ, slang) expensive, Expensive looking and attention worthy.
:(compare flashy) Etymology: From the word flashen (to splash), a variant of flasken, which was likely of imitative origin.


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