Definition of Flash back

1. Verb. Return in time. "The film cut back to an earlier event in the story"

Exact synonyms: Cut Back
Generic synonyms: Return
Derivative terms: Flashback



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flash Back

flareup
flareups
flarier
flariest
flarimeter
flaring
flaringly
flary
flaser
flasers
flash-ball
flash-forward
flash-freeze
flash-frozen
flash back (current term)
flash blindness
flash bulb
flash burn
flash camera
flash card
flash cards
flash dispersal
flash drive
flash drives
flash evaporator
flash fiction
flash fictions
flash flood

Literary usage of Flash back

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cinema Craftsmanship: A Book for Photoplaywrights by Frances Taylor Patterson (1920)
"We flash back to the soldiers who have by this time gotten under way again. ... Sometimes the term " flash back " or simply " flash " is used synonymously ..."

2. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"Flash, back.—When the torch flame travels back In the torch to the point of mixing the ... flash back chamber.—A chamber on the generator to protect from au ..."

3. Lectures: On Illuminating Engineering Delivered at the Johns Hopkins by Johns Hopkins University, Illuminating Engineering Society (1911)
"The usual method used for overcoming the tendency to " flash-back " is by placing a gauze in the burner tube at or near the point of combustion. ..."

4. Lectures: On Illuminating Engineering Delivered at the Johns Hopkins by Johns Hopkins University, Illuminating Engineering Society (1911)
"8.—Vertical Bunsen Inverted Burner. The direct cause of a " flash-back ... The usual method used for overcoming the tendency to " flash-back " is by placing ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Fire Prevention and Insurance: A General Reference Work on (1912)
"Here the flash-back arrester K is shown between the mixer and the service ... The theory of the arrester is that any flash-back in the piping would be ..."

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