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dart around

To move quickly and erratically. It's impossible to keep an eye on all the kids when they're darting around the park like this!
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dart a glance at someone or something

to shoot a quick look at someone or something. She darted a glance at him and looked quickly away. He darted a glance at the door and looked even more uncomfortable.
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dart about

to move about quickly. The little fish were darting about everywhere. People were darting about, to and fro, during the noon rush hour.
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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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dart in and out

[for something moving] to move quickly between two things, or into a number of things, and move away again. On the highway, a small car was darting in and out of the two right lanes of traffic. A small bird darted in and out of the bush, probably going into a nest inside.
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dart out (of something) (at someone or something)

to move quickly out of something toward someone or something. The ferret darted out of its burrow at the children. The snake darted out at the frog. The mouse darted out of its hole.
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Here and there between the trunks were water-cracks, and through them we could see schools of small fish, like minnows, darting back and forth.
That very night, the startling news so impatiently awaited, burst like a thunderbolt over the United States of the Union, and thence, darting across the ocean, ran through all the telegraphic wires of the globe.
With these words he spread out his wings and, darting to the open window, he flew away into space till he was out of sight.
With the scream, Mary crouched down, and the strange creature, darting into the air, fluttered full into the startled face of a woman at the next board.
Now, some demon of discord, flying over the Saracen's Head at that moment, on casting down his eyes in mere idle curiosity, happened to behold Slurk established comfortably by the kitchen fire, and Pott slightly elevated with wine in another room; upon which the malicious demon, darting down into the last-mentioned apartment with inconceivable rapidity, passed at once into the head of Mr.
A rummage through our archives reveals our region's darting past and keen arrow-throwers may well recognise some of the faces from the many tournaments.
Nodor, inventors of the Bristle Dartboard in 1932, is regarded by players as the producer of the Rolls-Royce of darting products.
DARTS Coventry has museums full of literature and arts We also have in pubs and clubs these people who play darts Dart players come in different shapes; they come from far and near All following the darting rules, some drinking lots of beer.