darted; darting; darts

A dart is a tiny missile with a pointy end that can be a weapon or part of a game, like those pointy things that people throw at dartboards. If a person darts, it just means she’s moving quickly.

A dart can be thrown or fired by blowing through a contraption, like when people who study big animals shoot a tranquilizer dart at a lion so they can put it to sleep without getting close. Darts can be weapons or part of a game often found in bars. Just as a dart moves quickly, a person can dart if they move quickly. Bees tend to dart around in the air. In football, a quick running back darts to avoid defenders

Definitions of dart
  1. noun
    a sudden quick movement
    synonyms: flit
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    type of:
    motility, motion, move, movement
    a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  2. noun
    a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
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    a decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
    type of:
    missile, projectile
    a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
  3. verb
    move with sudden speed
    “His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke”
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    type of:
    hurl, hurtle, lunge, thrust
    make a thrusting forward movement
  4. verb
    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
    synonyms: fleet, flit, flutter
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    flutter like a butterfly
    type of:
    hurry, speed, travel rapidly, zip
    move very fast
  5. verb
    run or move very quickly or hastily
    synonyms: dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
    buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
    move quickly and violently
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    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
    type of:
    belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
    move fast
  6. noun
    a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
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    type of:
    a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
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