- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to move suddenly and quickly in a particular direction A dog darted across the road in front of me. Her eyes darted around the room, looking for Greg.
- 2[transitive] to look at somebody suddenly and quickly dart a glance/look (at somebody) He darted an impatient look at Vicky. dart somebody a glance/look He darted Vicky an impatient look. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, accusative of darz, dars, from a West Germanic word meaning
BrE BrE//dɑːt//; NAmE NAmE//dɑːrt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dart
BrE BrE//dɑːt//; NAmE NAmE//dɑːrt//he / she / it darts
BrE BrE//dɑːts//; NAmE NAmE//dɑːrts//past simple darted
BrE BrE//ˈdɑːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːrtɪd//past participle darted
BrE BrE//ˈdɑːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːrtɪd//-ing form darting
BrE BrE//ˈdɑːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːrtɪŋ//