dash

When you dash, you run a short distance very quickly. If you forget your lunch in the morning, you might try to dash home, grab it, and dash back to school.

When your dog chases your cat, they dash around the house — you can call this sprint itself a dash. You could say, "I won the 50-yard dash!" or "Our trip to the mall was just a mad dash, because we were late for the movie."When you use the punctuation mark known as a dash, you write a horizontal line ( — ) to mark a pause, a change, or an omitted word.

Primary Meanings of dash

1.
vn
run or move very quickly or hastily
a quick run
2.
v
hurl or thrust violently
3.
v
cause to lose courage
4.
vn
add an enlivening or altering element to
distinctive and stylish elegance
5.
n
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
Full Definitions of dash
1

v run or move very quickly or hastily

“She dashed into the yard”
Synonyms:
dart, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
move quickly and violently
Types:
plunge
dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
Type of:
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast

n a quick run

Synonyms:
sprint
Types:
break
a sudden dash
fast break
(basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball
Type of:
run, running
the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

n the act of moving with great haste

“he made a dash for the door”
Synonyms:
bolt
Type of:
haste, hurry, rush, rushing
the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

n a footrace run at top speed

“he is preparing for the 100-yard dash
Type of:
track event
a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
2

v hurl or thrust violently

“He dashed the plate against the wall”
“Waves were dashing against the rock”
Synonyms:
crash
Type of:
cast, hurl, hurtle
throw forcefully

v destroy or break

dashed ambitions and hopes”
Type of:
baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

v break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

Synonyms:
smash
smash
break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
Types:
blast, knock down
shatter as if by explosion
Type of:
break
destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
3

v cause to lose courage

dashed by the refusal”
Synonyms:
daunt, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off
Type of:
intimidate, restrain
to compel or deter by or as if by threats
4

v add an enlivening or altering element to

“blue paint dashed with white”
Type of:
mix, mix in
add as an additional element or part

n distinctive and stylish elegance

“he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer”
Synonyms:
elan, flair, panache, style
Type of:
elegance
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
5

n 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

Synonyms:
hyphen
Type of:
punctuation, punctuation mark
the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

n the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

Synonyms:
dah
Type of:
radiotelegraphic signal, telegraphic signal
a signal transmitted by telegraphy

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