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Dart

A small pointed missile that can be thrown or fired
She shot the animal with a tranquillizing dart
The classroom was littered with paper darts
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Flechette

A flechette fleh-SHET is a pointed steel projectile with a vaned tail for stable flight. The name comes from French fléchette, "little arrow" or "dart", and sometimes retains the acute accent in English: fléchette.
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Dart

An act of running somewhere suddenly and rapidly
The cat made a dart for the door
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Flechette

A steel missile or dart dropped from an aircraft or fired from an artillery piece.
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Dart

A tapered tuck stitched in a garment in order to shape it
Stitch collarband on to neck edge and stitch darts
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Flechette

A small sharp antipersonnel projectile, used as shrapnel, fired from a shotgun, or scattered from an aircraft.
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Dart

Move or run somewhere suddenly or rapidly
She darted across the street
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Flechette

The game of lawn darts.
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Dart

Shoot (an animal) with a dart, typically in order to administer a drug
He darted the leopard with a long-acting anaesthetic
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Dart

A pointed missile, often having tail fins, thrown by hand, shot from a blowgun, or expelled by an exploding bomb.
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Dart

Darts (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Games A game in which such missiles are thrown at a target.
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Dart

An object likened to such a missile.
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Dart

The stinger of an insect.
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Dart

A sudden, rapid movement
He made a dart for the door.
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Dart

A tapered tuck sewn to adjust the fit of a garment.
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Dart

To move suddenly and rapidly
The dog darted across the street.
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Dart

To be directed suddenly and rapidly
His eyes darted around the room.
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Dart

To cause to dart
The squirrel darted its head from side to side.
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Dart

(Archaic) To throw or cast (a dart or missile).
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Dart

To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
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Dart

To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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Dart

A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; for example, a short lance or javelin.
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Dart

Any sharp-pointed missile weapon, such as an arrow.
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Dart

Anything resembling such a missile; something that pierces or wounds like such a weapon.
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Dart

A small object with a pointed tip at one end and feathers at the other, which is thrown at a target in the game of darts.
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Dart

A cigarette.
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Dart

(military) A dart-shaped target towed behind an aircraft to train shooters.
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Dart

A plan or scheme.
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Dart

A sudden or fast movement.
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Dart

(sewing) A fold that is stitched on a garment.
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Dart

A fish, the dace.
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Dart

Any of various species of hesperiid butterfly.
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Dart

(transitive) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust; to hurl or launch.
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Dart

(transitive) To send forth suddenly or rapidly; to emit; to shoot.
The sun darts forth his beams.
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Dart

(transitive) To shoot with a dart, especially a tranquilizer dart.
They had to dart the animal to get close enough to help
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Dart

(intransitive) To fly or pass swiftly, like a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly.
The flying man darted eastward.
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Dart

(intransitive) To start and run with speed; to shoot rapidly along.
The deer darted from the thicket.
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Dart

A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
And he [Joab] took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom.
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Dart

Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
The artful inquiry, whose venomed dartScarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart.
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Dart

A spear set as a prize in running.
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Dart

A fish; the dace. See Dace.
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Dart

To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
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Dart

To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart?
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Dart

To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
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Dart

To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.
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Dart

A small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
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Dart

A tapered tuck made in dressmaking
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Dart

A sudden quick movement
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Dart

Move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
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Dart

Run or move very quickly or hastily;
She dashed into the yard
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Dart

Move with sudden speed;
His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke
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