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verb dart pronunciation in British English /dɑː(r)t/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydart
he/she/itdarts
present participledarting
past tensedarted
past participledarted

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to make a sudden quick movement somewhere
    dart across/forward/into/off etc:

    She darted forward and snatched the bag away from the girl.

    A child darted out in front of our car.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if you dart a look or a glance, or if your eyes dart somewhere, you look there suddenly and for a very short time
    dart something around/across/at etc:

    He darted nervous glances around the auditorium.

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