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Definition of dart verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dart

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, accusative of darz, dars, from a West Germanic word meaning ‘spear, lance’.Extra examples He darted through the door. His eyes darted from side to side. She quickly darted into the kitchen to collect her things. The man suddenly darted forward.
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