Synonyms of flash in English:

flash


See definition of flash

verb

1‘a torch flashed’

SYNONYMS

light up, shine, flare, blaze, glare, beam, gleam, glint, sparkle, spark, burn, fluoresce

blink, wink, flicker, shimmer, twinkle, glimmer, glisten, scintillate

literary glister, coruscate, fulgurate, effulge

2‘the computer flashed the result on the scoreboard’

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display, show, present, set forth, unveil

3‘he was flashing all this money about in the pub’

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show off, flaunt, flourish, display, exhibit, parade, brag about, exult in

4‘he opened his coat and flashed at me’

SYNONYMS

expose oneself, display one's genitals, reveal one's genitals, show one's genitals, commit indecent exposure

5‘racing cars flashed past’

SYNONYMS

zoom, streak, tear, shoot, dash, dart, fly, whistle, hurtle, rush, hurry, bolt, race, bound, speed, career, charge, hare, whizz, whoosh, buzz

informal scoot, skedaddle, belt, zap, zip, scorch

British informal bomb, bucket, burn rubber, go like the clappers

North American informal barrel, lay rubber


noun

1‘a flash of light’

SYNONYMS

flare, blaze, burst, glare, pulse, blast

gleam, glint, sparkle, flicker, shimmer, twinkle, glimmer

beam, shaft, ray, streak, bar, finger, stream

2‘a basic uniform with no flashes’

SYNONYMS

emblem, insignia, badge, marking

patch, bright patch, streak, stripe, bar, chevron

3‘a sudden flash of inspiration’

SYNONYMS

burst, outbreak, outburst, wave, rush, surge, stab, flush, blaze

sudden show, brief display, brief exhibition


adjective

1‘a flash sports car’

See flashy

Phrases

    in/like a flash

      ‘it was all over in a flash’

      SYNONYMS

      instantly, suddenly, abruptly, immediately, instantaneously, all of a sudden

      quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, without delay

      in an instant, in a moment, in a second, in a split second, in a minute, in a trice, like a shot, straight away, in a wink, in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, before you know it, on the double, at the speed of light, like an arrow from a bow

      informal

      in a jiffy, before you can say Jack Robinson, double quick, in double quick time, like lightning, like greased lightning, at warp speed

      ANTONYMS

      eventually, slowly