Definitions for DASHdæʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to strike or smash violently, esp. so as to break to pieces:
to dash a plate against a wall.
to throw or thrust violently or suddenly:
to dash one stone against another.
to splash, often violently; bespatter, as with water or mud.
to apply roughly:
to dash paint on a wall.
to mix by adding another substance:
wine dashed with water.
to ruin or frustrate:
The rain dashed our hopes.
to depress; dispirit:
The failure dashed my spirits.
(v.i.)to strike with violence:
waves dashing against the cliff.
to move with violence; rush:
to dash around the corner.
dash off, to hurry away. Also, dash down. do hastily:
to dash off a letter.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)a small quantity of something:
a dash of salt.
a hasty or sudden movement:
to make a dash for the door.
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.
the splashing of liquid against something.
the sound of such splashing.
spirited action; élan; vigor in action or style:
to perform with spirit and dash.
a short race:
the 100-yard dash.
Ref: dashboard (def. 1). 1
a signal of longer duration than a dot, used in groups of dots, dashes, and spaces to represent letters, as in Morse code.
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony
a hasty stroke, esp. of a pen.
Archaic. a violent and rapid blow or stroke.
Origin of dash:
1250–1300; ME dasshen
to damn (usu. used interjectionally).
* Chiefly Brit..
Origin of dash:
1790–1800; euphemism based on d - n, printed form of damn
dash, elan, flair, panache, style(noun)
distinctive and stylish elegance
"he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
a quick run
a footrace run at top speed
"he is preparing for the 100-yard 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
the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
the act of moving with great haste
"he made a dash for the door"
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot(verb)
run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"
break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
"Smash a plate"
hurl or thrust violently
"He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
destroy or break
"dashed ambitions and hopes"
daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare(verb)
cause to lose courage
"dashed by the refusal"
add an enlivening or altering element to
"blue paint dashed with white"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to run a short distance
I dashed after the bus.
to hit or cause to hit hard against
waves dashing against the rocks; He dashed the bottle to pieces.
a small amount in cooking
Add a dash of salt.
the symbol (-) in writing
items separated by dashes
Any of the following symbols: u2012 (figure dash), u2013 (en dash), u2014 (em dash), or u2015 (horizontal bar).
sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to a hyphen or minus sign.
A short run.
A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.
Add a dash of vinegar
One of the two symbols of Morse code.
To run quickly or for a short distance.
He dashed across the field.
To leave or depart.
I have to dash now. See you soon.
To destroy by striking (against).
He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.
To throw violently.
The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.
To sprinkle; to splatter.
To ruin; to destroy.
Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.
To dishearten; to sadden.
Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.
To complete hastily, usually with down or off.
He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework
To draw quickly; jot
to throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against
to break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin
to put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress
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
to form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon
to erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word
to rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks
violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash
a sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash
a slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple
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
energy in style or action; animation; spirit
a vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash
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
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
the line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone
a short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race
Translations for DASH
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden rush or movement
The child made a dash for the door.
- op iets afpyl/ afstormAfrikaans
- arrancadaPortuguese (BR)
- úprk, sprintCzech
- der SprungGerman
- styrte hen til; løbe hen tilDanish
- γρήγορη κίνησηGreek
- حرکت تند و ناگهانیFarsi
- mouvement brusque en avantFrench
- navala, udaracCroatian
- vmi után veti magátHungarian
- gerakan cepatIndonesian
- puolimas, metimasisLithuanian
- mešanās; drāšanāsLatvian
- raskt framstøt, sprangNorwegian
- rzut, skokPolish
- حرکت تند و ناگهانیPersian
- стремительное движениеRussian
- rusning, framstötSwedish
- atılma, fırlamaTurkish
- 撞擊Chinese (Trad.)
- стрімкий рух; натискUkrainian
- اچانک لپک کے بھاگناUrdu
- sự lao tớiVietnamese
- 撞击Chinese (Simp.)
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