dart across

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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 ?
I heard the crack of Moreau's pistol, and saw the pink flash dart across the tumult.
We're trapped!" he cried; and in the single second that I stood there, I saw him fell one officer to the ground, and dart across the lawn with another at his heels.
I saw them dart across to the other side of the road, to follow me by running, until a cab or a cab- stand came in their way.
Moreover, in low-income communities, sidewalks and crosswalks can be rare, so people in such areas walk along roadway shoulders or dart across roads to get to the other side--situations that can have deadly consequences.
The first came from captain Stevens who made a dart across the line and the birthday boy ran in untouched.
Watch for kids crossing the street -- and remember they could dart across almost anywhere.
John Oates, prosecuting, said three of the offences came about at 4.20pm on Wednesday, January 31, when a police patrol on Halton Brook Avenue, in Runcorn, spotted a figure in dark clothes dart across the road and begin "fumbling in his pockets and looking across the road suspiciously".
Yet they quickly dart across the web whenever a fly has the misfortune to become stuck.
Fish dart across the lake and a swarthy, dusty child poses for the camera, stick in hand.
Murray was the star of the show and he earned the first break with a dart across the net - but a poor game from Hingis allowed Watson and Kontinen instantly to hit back.
My eyes are covered and the flashing LEDs dart across my face, first in slow "muscle toning" movements, and then in a much speedier "cardio-style" quick-stroke motion.
"The goal is a trademark run that I've built my career on so far, when I see a player drive at the defence I dart across - I think that's the most deadly position for me to be in," he added.
Deer tend to be much more active at this time of the year, and may suddenly dart across roadways.
Particularly with Rogers, I got the ball to dart across and it was nice to bowl on.
A few Perseids always dart across the stars in the evening, but the shower really gets under way only after 11 or midnight local time, as its radiant (perspective point of origin) in northern Perseus rises high in the northeast.