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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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He darts across the road into the boy's path, but the boy is quicker than he, makes a curve, ducks, dives under his hands, comes up half-a-dozen yards beyond him, and scours away again.
People can snap out of that automation when necessary, slamming on the brakes when a deer darts across the road.
It is more risky at night as the visibility is low and it is difficult to see if somebody darts across suddenly.
British men do not get a look in on the website's rundown of the top ten cities with the best looking men, which darts across the globe from Australia to Argentina.
With Spurs leading the capital's title charge, Van der Vaart has been unable to share his passion for darts across the north London divide with Arsenal rival Robin van Persie.
The nimble deer just darts across the road, startling drivers.
Lead singer Jay Kay, now 41 - resplendant in crazy headgear - still has the energy of a naughty five-year-old as he darts across the stage with the conviction of his art.
At one point, the rider darts across to the wrong side of the road to overtake a truck on a dangerous junction.
WAITING: In Dominican Republic; MENACE:Tornado darts across sky in Florida; READY: Boarding up in Jamaica
As the soldier darts across the street toward the building on the other side, he glances at the device on his wrist and quickly scans its LCD for any signs of enemy activity in the immediate vicinity.
If someone darts across them, it is exactly like being cut up on a road.
As if on cue, London darts across the van, little lights in her tennis shoes flashing red.
A beautiful woman, she earned her name because she darts across the stage, her body riding lightly atop her feet.
He gives up on the boots and darts across the aisle to a row of small, brightly colored plastic toy tricycles.