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Sudden and quick movements

dart

noun

a sudden, quick, and usually short movement

start

noun

a sudden movement that you make because you are surprised or afraid

rush

noun

a sudden movement forwards, especially by a crowd of people

flutter

noun

a series of short, quick, light movements up and down or from side to side

twitch

noun

a sudden slight uncontrolled movement of your body

flick

noun

a sudden quick movement

jerk

noun

a quick sudden movement

jump

noun

a sudden movement that you make when you get a shock

lunge

noun

a sudden strong movement to catch or hit something or someone

dive

noun

a quick sudden movement towards the ground from the air

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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