Pronunciation: dăsh
v. t.1.To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; - often used with against.
[imp. & p. p. Dashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dashing.]
2.To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
- Ps. ii. 9.
A brave vessel, . . .
Dashed all to pieces.
- Shak.
To perplex and dash
Maturest counsels.
- Milton.
3.To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car.
- Pope.
4.To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.
5.To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; - with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.
6.To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; - with out; as, to dash out a word.
v. i.1.To rush with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.
[He] dashed through thick and thin.
- Dryden.
n.1.Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
2.A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.
3.A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.
Innocence when it has in it a dash of folly.
- Addison.
4.A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.
She takes upon her bravely at first dash.
- Shak.
5.Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
6.A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.
7.(Punctuation) A mark or line [-], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic turn of sentiment. Dashes are also sometimes used instead of marks or parenthesis.
8.(Mus.) The sign of staccato, a small mark [ ] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.
9.(Racing) A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; - used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.
Noun1.dash - distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
Synonyms: panache, elan, flair, style
2.dash - a quick run
Synonyms: sprint
3.dash - a footrace run at top speed; "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
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 text
Synonyms: hyphen
5.dash - the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
Synonyms: dah
6.dash - the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
Synonyms: bolt
Verb1.dash - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
Synonyms: scoot, scud, dart, flash, shoot
2.dash - break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"
Synonyms: smash
3.dash - hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
Synonyms: crash
4.dash - destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
5.dash - cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
6.dash - add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white"
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Dartrous diathesis
Darwin tulip
Das Kapital
-- Dash --
dash down
dash off
Dashiell Hammett
dashing hopes
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