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dash 1

 (dăsh)
v. dashed, dash·ing, dash·es
v.intr.
1. To move with haste; rush: dashed into the room; dashed down the hall.
2. To strike violently; smash: waves dashing on the rocks.
v.tr.
1.
a. To break or smash by striking violently: The ship was dashed upon the rocks.
b. To hurl, knock, or thrust with sudden violence: dashed the cup against the wall.
c. To remove by striking or wiping: dash tears from one's face.
2. To splash; bespatter: dash water on one's face.
3.
a. To write hastily. Often used with off: dashed off a note to the dean.
b. To drink hastily. Often used with down: dashed down a glass of milk.
4.
a. To add an enlivening or altering element to: a speech dashed with humor.
b. To affect by adding another element or ingredient to: ice cream that was dashed with rum.
5.
a. To destroy or wreck: Our hopes were dashed by the news. See Synonyms at blast.
b. To discourage or dispirit: "This discouraging information a little dashed the child" (Charles Dickens).
n.
1. A swift, violent blow or stroke: knocked the books to the floor with an impatient dash of his hand.
2.
a. A splash: threw a dash of water on my face.
b. A small amount of an added ingredient: a dash of sherry.
3. A quick stroke, as with a pencil or brush.
4. A sudden movement; a rush: made a dash for the exit.
5. Sports A footrace, usually less than a quarter-mile long, run at top speed from the outset.
6. A spirited quality in action or style; verve. See Synonyms at vigor.
7. Either of two symbols, an emdash or an endash, used in writing and in printing.
8. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
9. A dashboard.

[Middle English dashen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish daske, to beat.]

dash 2

 (dăsh)
tr.v. dashed, dash·ing, dash·es
To damn.

[Alteration of damn.]

dash

(dæʃ)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to hurl; crash: he dashed the cup to the floor; the waves dashed against the rocks.
2. to mix: white paint dashed with blue.
3. (intr) to move hastily or recklessly; rush: he dashed to her rescue.
4. (usually foll by: off or down) to write (down) or finish (off) hastily
5. to destroy; frustrate: his hopes were dashed.
6. to daunt (someone); cast down; discourage: he was dashed by her refusal.
n
7. a sudden quick movement; dart
8. a small admixture: coffee with a dash of cream.
9. a violent stroke or blow
10. the sound of splashing or smashing: the dash of the waves.
11. panache; style: he rides with dash.
12. cut a dash See cut33
13. (Grammar) the punctuation mark , used singly in place of a colon, esp to indicate a sudden change of subject or grammatical anacoluthon, or in pairs to enclose a parenthetical remark
14. (Communications & Information) the symbol (–) used, in combination with the symbol dot (·), in the written representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes. Compare dah
15. (Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics another word (esp US and Canadian) for sprint
16. (Automotive Engineering) informal short for dashboard
[Middle English dasche, dasse]

dash

(dæʃ)
interj
informal a euphemistic word for damn1, damn2

dash

(dæʃ)
n
a gift, commission, tip, or bribe
vb
to give (a dash) to someone
[C16: perhaps from Fanti]

dash1

(dæʃ)

v.t.
1. to strike or smash violently, esp. so as to break to pieces: to dash a plate against a wall.
2. to throw or thrust violently or suddenly: to dash one stone against another.
3. to splash, often violently; bespatter, as with water or mud.
4. to apply roughly: to dash paint on a wall.
5. to mix by adding another substance: wine dashed with water.
6. to ruin or frustrate: The rain dashed our hopes.
7. to depress; dispirit: The failure dashed my spirits.
v.i.
8. to strike with violence: waves dashing against the cliff.
9. to move with violence; rush: to dash around the corner.
10. dash off,
a. to hurry away.
b. Also, dash down. do hastily: to dash off a letter.
n.
11. a small quantity of something: a dash of salt.
12. a hasty or sudden movement: to make a dash for the door.
13. a mark or sign ( - ) used variously in printed or written matter, esp. to note a break, pause, or hesitation, to begin and end parenthetic text, to indicate omission of letters or words, to substitute for certain uses of the colon, and to separate elements of a sentence or series of sentences, as a question from its answer.
14. the splashing of liquid against something.
15. the sound of such splashing.
16. spirited action; élan; vigor in action or style: to perform with spirit and dash.
17. a short race: the 100-yard dash.
19. a signal of longer duration than a dot, used in groups of dots, dashes, and spaces to represent letters, as in Morse code.
20. a hasty stroke, esp. of a pen.
21. Archaic. a violent and rapid blow or stroke.
[1250–1300; Middle English dasshen]

dash2

(dæʃ)

v.t. Chiefly Brit.
to damn (usu. used interjectionally).
[1790–1800; euphemism based on d - n, printed form of damn]

Dash

 a small quantity thrown in or mingled with a larger mass or amount.
Examples: dash of good blood in their veins, 1712; of brandy, 1697; of commuters—Lipton, 1970; of eccentricity, 1820; of evil, 1678; of my former life, 1611; of light, 1713; of the ocean, 1784; of rain, 1700; of water, 1677.

dash


Past participle: dashed
Gerund: dashing

Imperative
dash
dash
Present
I dash
you dash
he/she/it dashes
we dash
you dash
they dash
Preterite
I dashed
you dashed
he/she/it dashed
we dashed
you dashed
they dashed
Present Continuous
I am dashing
you are dashing
he/she/it is dashing
we are dashing
you are dashing
they are dashing
Present Perfect
I have dashed
you have dashed
he/she/it has dashed
we have dashed
you have dashed
they have dashed
Past Continuous
I was dashing
you were dashing
he/she/it was dashing
we were dashing
you were dashing
they were dashing
Past Perfect
I had dashed
you had dashed
he/she/it had dashed
we had dashed
you had dashed
they had dashed
Future
I will dash
you will dash
he/she/it will dash
we will dash
you will dash
they will dash
Future Perfect
I will have dashed
you will have dashed
he/she/it will have dashed
we will have dashed
you will have dashed
they will have dashed
Future Continuous
I will be dashing
you will be dashing
he/she/it will be dashing
we will be dashing
you will be dashing
they will be dashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dashing
you have been dashing
he/she/it has been dashing
we have been dashing
you have been dashing
they have been dashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dashing
you will have been dashing
he/she/it will have been dashing
we will have been dashing
you will have been dashing
they will have been dashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dashing
you had been dashing
he/she/it had been dashing
we had been dashing
you had been dashing
they had been dashing
Conditional
I would dash
you would dash
he/she/it would dash
we would dash
you would dash
they would dash
Past Conditional
I would have dashed
you would have dashed
he/she/it would have dashed
we would have dashed
you would have dashed
they would have dashed

dash

A punctuation mark like a long hyphen, used, for example, to indicate a change of the subject or introduce a further statement.

Dash

A panel at the front of a buggy or surrey body to keep mud from splashing onto the occupants. Similar to an automobile dash.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dash - distinctive and stylish elegancedash - distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
2.dash - a quick rundash - a quick run        
running, run - the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
break - a sudden dash; "he made a break for the open door"
3.dash - a footrace run at top speed; "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
track event - a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
4.dash - a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of textdash - a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
5.dash - the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
international Morse code, Morse, Morse code - a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
radiotelegraphic signal, telegraphic signal - a signal transmitted by telegraphy
6.dash - the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
rush, rushing, haste, hurry - the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
Verb1.dash - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
plunge - dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
shoot down, tear, buck, charge, shoot - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
2.dash - break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"
smash - break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow; "The window smashed"
break - destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match"
knock down, blast - shatter as if by explosion
3.dash - hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
hurl, hurtle, cast - throw forcefully
4.dash - destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
frustrate, queer, scotch, thwart, foil, baffle, bilk, cross, spoil - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
5.dash - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
intimidate, restrain - to compel or deter by or as if by threats
6.dash - add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white"
mix in, mix - add as an additional element or part; "mix water into the drink"

dash

verb
1. rush, run, race, shoot, fly, career, speed, spring, tear, bound, hurry, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), sprint, bolt, dart, hasten, scurry, haste, stampede, burn rubber (informal), make haste, hotfoot Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
rush walk, crawl, dawdle
2. throw, cast, pitch, slam, toss, hurl, fling, chuck (informal), propel, project, sling, lob (informal) She dashed the doll against the stone wall.
3. crash, break, smash, shatter, shiver, splinter The waves dashed against the side of the ship.
4. disappoint, ruin, frustrate, crush, shatter, spoil, overturn, wipe out, foil, undo, thwart, scotch, blight, dampen, confound, put the kibosh on (informal) They had their hopes raised and then dashed.
noun
1. rush, run, race, sprint, bolt, dart, spurt, sortie a 160-mile dash to hospital
2. drop, little, bit, shot (informal), touch, spot, suggestion, trace, hint, pinch, sprinkling, tot, trickle, nip, tinge, soupçon (French) Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
drop much, lot
3. (Old-fashioned) style, spirit, flair, flourish, vigour, verve, panache, élan, brio, vivacity He played with great fire and dash.

dash

verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To hurl or scatter liquid upon:
4. To spoil or destroy:
noun
1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
4. A very small mark:
5. A quality of active mental and physical forcefulness:
Informal: snap.
Translations
إنْدِفاعفاصِلَه خَطِّيَّه قَصيرَهكَمِّيّه صَغيرَههِمَّه، نَشاط، حَيَوِيَّهيُخَيِّبُ الآمال
pomlčkaroztříštitsprintuhánětúprk
farefutgoknusekyle
sprintisprinto
ajatusviivahutaistarynnätä
jurnuti
gondolatjelkötőjelnekivágveti magát
brjótagera aî engukasta í, slá viîòankastrikòjóta
突進する
돌진하다
brūkšnelisišdumtimadingaspuolimassviesti
domuzīmedrāšanāsdrāz-tiesmešanāsmest
pomlčkaroztrieštiť
hiter premikhiter tekplanitipohitetisunek
störta
ถลาไปอย่างรวดเร็ว
atılmaatılmakazıcıkbir tutamcanlılık
lao tới

dash

[dæʃ]
A. N
1. (= small quantity) [of liquid] → gota f, chorrito m; [of salt, pepper] → pizca f; [of colour] → toque m
with a dash of sodacon una gota or un chorrito de sifón
2. (= punctuation mark) (also Morse) → raya f
3. (= rush) → carrera f
there was a mad dash for the exittodos se precipitaron hacia la salida
to make a dash at or towardsprecipitarse hacia
we had to make a dash for ittuvimos que salir corriendo
4. (US) (Sport) the 100-meter dashlos 100 metros lisos
5. (= flair, style) → brío m
to cut a dashdestacar
6. (Aut) = dashboard
B. VT
1. (= throw) to dash sth to the groundtirar or arrojar algo al suelo
to dash sth to pieceshacer añicos algo, estrellar algo
to dash one's head against sthdar con la cabeza contra algo
2. (fig) [+ hopes] → frustrar, defraudar
to dash sb's spiritsdesanimar a algn
C. VI
1. (= smash) → estrellarse
the waves are dashing against the rocklas olas rompen contra la roca
2. (= rush) → ir de prisa, precipitarse
to dash away/backsalir/volver corriendo
to dash in/outentrar/salir disparado
to dash pastpasar como un rayo
to dash up [person] → llegar corriendo; [car] → llegar a toda velocidad
I must dashme voy corriendo
D. EXCL dash it (all)! (o.f.) → ¡demontre!, ¡porras!
dash off
A. VT + ADV [+ letter, drawing] → hacer a la carrera

dash

[ˈdæʃ]
n
(= punctuation) → tiret m
(= small quantity) [lemon juice, milk] → goutte f, larme f
a dash of cream → un peu de crème
a dash of soda → un peu d'eau gazeuse
(= touch) [glamour, luxury] → touche f; [mystery] → touche f
(= rush) to make a dash for somewhere → se précipiter quelque part
He made a dash for the door → Il se précipita vers la porte.
to make a dash for it (= try to escape) → prendre ses jambes à son cou
to cut a dash (old-fashioned) (= look stylish) → faire de l'effet
vt
[+ hopes] → anéantir
vi
to dash somewhere → se précipiter quelque part
I must dash! → il faut que je me sauve!
to dash to, to dash towards (= rush towards) → se précipiter vers, se ruer vers
Everyone dashed to the window to look → Tout le monde s'est précipité vers la fenêtre pour regarder., Tout le monde s'est rué vers la fenêtre pour regarder.
dash away
vipartir à toute allure
dash off
vifiler
They dashed off to Paris for the weekend → Ils ont filé à Paris pour le week-end.
vt sep (= write quickly) → écrire en vitesse
dash out
vi (= run out) → filer

dash

n
(= sudden rush)Jagd f; he made a dash for the door/across the roader stürzte auf die Tür zu/über die Straße; she made a dash for itsie rannte, so schnell sie konnte; to make a dash for freedomversuchen, in die Freiheit zu entkommen; his dash for freedom was unsuccessfulsein Versuch, in die Freiheit zu entkommen, war vergeblich; it was a mad dash to the hospitalwir/sie etc eilten Hals über Kopf zum Krankenhaus
(= hurry)Hetze f
(= style, vigour)Schwung m, → Elan m; to cut a dasheine schneidige Figur machen
(= small amount) a dash ofetwas, ein bisschen; (of vinegar, spirits)etwas, ein Schuss m; (of seasoning etc)etwas, eine Prise; (of lemon)ein Spritzer m; a dash of colour (Brit) or color (US) → ein Farbtupfer m; a dash of mysteryetwas Geheimnisvolles
(Typ) → Gedankenstrich m
(in morse) → Strich m
(Aut) → Armaturenbrett nt
vt
(= throw violently)schleudern; to dash something to piecesetw in tausend Stücke zerschlagen; he dashed his head on the floor when he feller schlug beim Hinfallen mit dem Kopf auf dem Boden auf; the ship was dashed against the rocksdas Schiff wurde gegen die Klippen geschleudert
(= discourage) sb’s hopeszunichtemachen; that dashed his spiritsdas hat ihn völlig geknickt
(inf) = darn2 VT
vi
(= rush)sausen (inf); to dash into/across a roomin ein Zimmer/quer durch ein Zimmer stürzen or stürmen; to dash away/back/upfort-/zurück-/hinaufstürzen
(= knock, be hurled)schlagen; (waves)peitschen
interj dash (it)! (inf)verflixt! (inf), → (verflixter) Mist! (inf)

dash

1 [dæʃ]
1. n
a. (rush) to make a dash (at, towards)lanciarsi (verso), scattare (verso)
he had to make a dash for it → ha dovuto fare una corsa
the 100-metre dash (Am) → i 100 metri piani
b. (small quantity, of liquid) → goccio, goccino; (of seasoning) → pizzico; (of colour) → tocco
c. (punctuation mark) → lineetta, trattino; (Morse) → linea
2. vt
a. (throw) → scaraventare, gettare con violenza
to dash sth to pieces → mandare qc in frantumi
to dash one's head against sth → battere la testa contro qc
b. (fig) (spirits) → abbattere; (hopes) → infrangere
all his hopes were dashed → tutte le sue speranze naufragarono
3. vi
a. (smash, object, waves) to dash againstinfrangersi su or contro
b. (rush) I must dash (fam) → devo scappare
to dash away → scappare via
to dash in/out → entrare/uscire di corsa
to dash towards → precipitarsi verso
dash off vt + adv (letter, drawing) → buttar giù

dash

(dӕʃ) verb
1. to move with speed and violence. A man dashed into a shop.
2. to knock, throw etc violently, especially so as to break. He dashed the bottle to pieces against the wall.
3. to bring down suddenly and violently or to make very depressed. Our hopes were dashed.
noun
1. a sudden rush or movement. The child made a dash for the door.
2. a small amount of something, especially liquid. whisky with a dash of soda.
3. (in writing) a short line (–) to show a break in a sentence etc.
4. energy and enthusiasm. All his activities showed the same dash and spirit.
ˈdashing adjective
smart and lively. a dashing young man; She looks very dashing in her new clothes.
dash off
1. to write quickly. to dash off a letter.
2. to leave hastily. to dash off to the shops.

dash

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My dear girls, I am ambitious for you, but not to have you make a dash in the world, marry rich men merely because they are rich, or have splendid houses, which are not homes because love is wanting.
But the river was filled with them, and no sooner had the one nearest the unfortunate Indian been disposed of than another made a dash for the man.
Well, I hope you left some suitable excuse," said her husband, somewhat appeased, as he added a dash of cayenne pepper to the soup.
Alice hesitated no longer; but giving her Narrangansett* a smart cut of the whip, she was the first to dash aside the slight branches of the bushes, and to follow the runner along the dark and tangled pathway.
The vaquero, who was chasing some cattle, was evidently too preoccupied to heed the shouts of her companion, and wheeling round suddenly to intercept one of the deviating fugitives, permitted Christie's escort to dash past him before that gentleman could rein in his excited steed.
So sweetly cool was the atmosphere, after all the feverish day, that the summer eve might be fancied as sprinkling dews and liquid moonlight, with a dash of icy temper in them, out of a silver vase.
He was always ready for either a fight or a frolic; but had more mischief than ill-will in his composition; and with all his overbearing roughness, there was a strong dash of waggish good humor at bottom.
Hiding his canoe, still afloat, among these thickets, with its prow seaward, he sat down in the stern, paddle low in hand; and when the ship was gliding by, like a flash he darted out; gained her side; with one backward dash of his foot capsized and sank his canoe; climbed up the chains; and throwing himself at full length upon the deck, grappled a ringbolt there, and swore not to let it go, though hacked in pieces.
was the cry from the ship to the boats, which, for one instant, seemed on the point of being brought with a deadly dash against the vessel's side.
Then there would be a yell of warning--the men would drop everything and dash for the nearest pillar, slipping here and there on the floor, and tumbling over each other.
The crowd got a brief and unexpected dash of diversion out of the king.
It is a fine sight to see the evening sunlight suddenly strike the leafy declivity at the Castle's base and dash up it and drench it as with a luminous spray, while the adjacent groves are in deep shadow.