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Sudden and quick movements - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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dive

noun

a sudden movement in a particular direction

dodge

noun

a quick movement to avoid something

flap

noun

a single fast movement of something in the air, for example a bird’s wings

flicker

noun

a sudden small movement

flounce

noun

a sudden impatient movement that shows people you are angry

jolt

noun

a sudden violent movement

lurch

noun

a sudden uncontrolled movement

onrush

noun

a sudden fast movement of something towards someone or something

rush

noun

a sudden strong movement of liquid or air

slash

noun

a quick swinging movement, especially with something sharp

swoop

noun

a quick and sudden movement downwards through the air, made especially in order to attack or catch someone or something

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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