(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. hurl, cast, throw; spring, rush; dartle. —n. spear, javelin, arrow; dash; seam. See arms, velocity, haste, propulsion.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. missile, barb, flechette; see arrow , weapon 1 .
1. [To move in the manner of a dart]
Syn. shoot, shoot up, shoot out, speed, plunge, launch, thrust, hurtle, fling, heave, pitch, cast, dash, bolt, spring, spring up, go like an arrow, spurt, scud, skim, fly, fire off*, scoot*, skitter*; see also move 1 .
Ant. stop*, amble, loiter.
2. [To move quickly]
Syn. hasten, speed, rush, tear; see hurry 1 , race 1 , run 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
flit, dash, rush, bolt, scurry, shoot, spurt, scoot, bound, run, race, fly, tear, speed.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE. 2. To pass quickly and lightly through the air: float, fly, sail, shoot, skim. See MOVE. 3. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm: cast, dash, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, pitch, shoot, shy2, sling, throw, toss. Informal: fire. See MOVE.

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