v. flare, glare, sparkle; break out, erupt; move quickly; send a telegram; exhibit one's genitals in public (Slang)
adj. sudden, occurring unexpectedly; ostentatious, showy, flashy
“That there is the dear old Northern lights,” cried the reindeer; “see how they flash.”
From time to time, like a flash, they sped by some grimacing tree, whose white skeleton twisted in the wind.
At that sound, Marianina, Filippo, and Madame de Lanty suddenly cast their eyes upon us, and their glances came like a flash.
He seemed an inch taller than usual, and appeared several years younger. His eyes flashed like flames.
The eyes of the count flashed under the deep cover of his eyebrows.
Mr Hobbs found Dick’s proposition to be like a flash of light, and declared that the young fellow had a brilliant business sense.
And they passed over it! It was like a flash. No one saw anything of the bridge.
I sat at the window and for a brief moment a thousand things flashed through my mind.
"I recognize him in a flash," exclaimed the duchess.
A twisted flash of pain shot across the painter's face.
1. fake: counterfeit, false, fraudulent, sham
2. flashy: flaunting, gaudy, ostentatious, pretentious, showy, superficial, tawdry
3. flame: beam, flare, burst, glare, shimmer, gleam, flicker
4. instant: moment, twinkling, wink
5. display: ostentation
6. gleam: glance, glimmer, coruscate, glare, glint, dazzle, glitter