When someone is darting around, they are moving around quickly and erratically. They might be running or jumping.

  • She was darting around the room, looking for a way out.

  • The dog was darting around the room, trying to find a way out.

Definition of darting


To throw with a sudden effort or thrust; to hurl or launch.


To send forth suddenly or rapidly; to emit; to shoot


To shoot with a dart, especially a tranquilizer dart


To fly or pass swiftly, like a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly


To start and run with speed; to shoot rapidly along


A motion or gesture that darts.

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Example Sentences for darting

  • 1

    The robot shoots a tranquilizer dart at Agent 5, almost incapacitating him.

  • 2

    They watch the game, shoot pool, play darts and quaff a beer on weekends.

  • 3

    Raymond Dart was the initial founder of the species.

  • 4

    Dart and Husky stumble across the stone.

  • 5

    The darts are stored on the edge of the inner drum.

  • 6

    The darts strike and lodge themselves in the suspect.

  • 7

    The mouse darts through the slot letterbox.

  • 8

    Ameridarts is the maker of the Amerithon brand of dart flights.

  • 9

    Construction of the prototype was subcontracted to Dart Aircraft of Dunstable.

  • 10

    Dart deservedly carries the title of Twice Born.