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noun dart pronunciation in American English /dɑrt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a small pointed object that you throw at a round board in order to score points in the game of darts
  2. 2
    [countable] a small pointed object that you fire from a gun or throw as a weapon. Darts often contain poison or a drug to make wild animals become unconscious.
  3. 3
    [singular] a sudden, quick, and usually short movement
    make a dart for:

    The cat made a dart for the door as he came in.

  4. 4
    [singular] literary a sudden, quick, and usually short feeling of fear, anger, etc.
  5. 5
    [countable] a narrow pointed fold made in a piece of clothing by sewing so that it has a better shape or fits better
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