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1‘he was killed by a poisoned dart’
small arrow, flechette, bolt, shaft
2‘the cat made a dart for the door as he came in’
dash, rush, run, bolt, break, charge, race, sprint, bound, spring, leap, jump, lunge, pounce, dive, swoop, gallop, scurry, scamper, stampede, scramble, start, flight
1‘Karl darted across the road’
dash, rush, tear, run, bolt, fly, flash, shoot, charge, race, sprint, bound, spring, leap, jump, lunge, dive, swoop, gallop, scurry, scamper, stampede, scramble, break, start
2‘Tam darted a terrified glance over his shoulder’
direct, cast, throw, shoot, send, fling, toss, flash, bestow, give
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