"flashing" in the noun sense
1. flash, flashing
a short vivid experience
"a flash of emotion swept over him"
"the flashings of pain were a warning"
sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing
"flashing" in the verb sense
1. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle
gleam or glow intermittently
"The lights were flashing"
"The headlines flashed on the screen"
3. flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swank
display proudly act ostentatiously or pretentiously
"he showed off his new sports car"
make known or cause to appear with great speed
"The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
5. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot
run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"
expose or show briefly
"he flashed a $100 bill"
protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
"flash the roof"
emit a brief burst of light
"A shooting star flashed and was gone"
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