flash somebody a smile, look, etc.

flash (one) a look

To look at one, usually quickly and perhaps unexpectedly. That guy over there is so cute! Geez, don't stare, just flash him a look.
See also: flash, look

flash (one) a smile

To smile at one, usually quickly and perhaps unexpectedly. She was sad this morning, but I think she's feeling better now—she flashed me a smile before she left.
See also: flash, smile
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flash somebody a ˈsmile, ˈlook, etc.

smile, look, etc. at somebody suddenly and quickly: She flashed him a quick smile, then was gone before he could say anything.
See also: flash, somebody
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