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Word of the day for October 25
flash v
  1. To briefly illuminate a scene.
  2. To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
  3. To be visible briefly. []
  4. (transitive, intransitive, informal) To briefly, and in most cases inadvertently, expose one's naked body or underwear, or part of it, in public. (Contrast streak.)
  5. (figuratively) To break forth like a sudden flood of light; to show a momentary brilliance.
  6. To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.
  7. To communicate quickly.
  8. To move, or cause to move, suddenly.
  9. (transitive) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back. []
      The DC Comics title Justice League of America made its debut this month in 1960.

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