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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 look at someone or something quickly. That boy just darted a glance at you again! I think he likes you! You only darted a glance at that sign, so how could you possibly know what it says?
See also: dart, glance

dart about

To move around quickly, perhaps frequently changing directions. Good luck finding Lou—he's always darting about the office, doing one thing or another.
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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.
See also: across, dart

dart in and out

To move quickly between places or things. Kids, quit darting in and out of the house—you're letting the bugs in! That fool is going to get into a car accident with the way he's darting in and out of traffic.
See also: and, dart, out

dart out

To move quickly out of somewhere or something. The kids darted out of the house as soon as they heard the ice cream truck.
See also: dart, out

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.
See also: dart, glance

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.
See also: across, dart

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.
See also: and, dart, out

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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