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dart across

To move quickly across an area. Did you see that bunny dart across the yard? I only noticed the bug after it darted across my ceiling.
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dart across something

to run quickly over something. A small animal darted across the road in front of the car. I tried to dart across the street, but the traffic was too heavy.
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References in classic literature ?
He then desired the party to await his return, and, springing into his canoe, darted across the river.
Arthur lost himself among the narrow openings in the fern, winding about without seeking any issue, till the twilight deepened almost to night under the great boughs, and the hare looked black as it darted across his path.
That was the first thought that darted across Silas's blank wonderment.
But with this approach to his name ended all possibility of restraining her feelings; and, hiding her face as well as she could with her handkerchief, she darted across the hall, jumped into the chaise, and in a moment was driven from the door.
Without a pause Gust darted across the beach and into the jungle.
Now he crawled forward like a snake, and again erect, he darted across a space on which the moonlight played, one finger on his lip and his dagger at the ready.
But, then, the thought darted across his mind that it was barely eleven o'clock; and that many people were still in the streets: of whom surely some might be found to give credence to his tale.
Then, perfectly secure of their object, the Tetons raised a loud shout, and darted across the prairie in a line for the distant rock, with the directness and nearly with the velocity of the arrow, that has just been shot from its bow.
There were birds to watch; fish; ants; worms; hares or rabbits, as they darted across the distant pathway in the wood and so were gone: millions of living things to have an interest in, and lie in wait for, and clap hands and shout in memory of, when they had disappeared.
The words were scarcely uttered when Newman darted across the road, slunk among the crowd, and disappeared in an instant.
A ray of comfort darted across the mind of the spinster aunt at this suggestion.
The next he had darted across the room, and, before the horrified eyes of Mr Warden, was holding Ruth in his arms.
She darted across to a writing-desk, unlocked it, and drew out a long blue envelope.
She had been driving along the busy Small Heath route when one of the tiny kittens darted across the road and ran in front of her car at around 11pm.
In one case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide we handled in the past, all evidence pointed to the fact that it was the pedestrian who darted across the opposite side of the road, jumped over the center barrier and landed just a few meters in front of our client's car which was then moving safely at a speed below 60 kilometers per hour.