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Verb: dash  dash
  1. Run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She dashed into the yard";
    - dart, scoot [informal], scud, flash, shoot, whip [informal]
     
  2. Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
    "dash a plate";
    - smash
     
  3. Hurl or thrust violently
    "Waves were dashing against the rock"; "He dashed the plate against the wall";
    - crash
     
  4. Destroy or break
    "dashed ambitions and hopes"
     
  5. Cause to lose courage
    "dashed by the refusal";
    - daunt, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare
     
  6. Add an enlivening or altering element to
    "blue paint dashed with white"
Noun: dash  dash
  1. Distinctive and stylish elegance
    "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer";
    - elan, flair, panache, style, élan
     
  2. A quick run
    - sprint
     
  3. A footrace run at top speed
    "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
     
  4. 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
    - hyphen
     
  5. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
    - dah
     
  6. The act of moving with great haste
    "he made a dash for the door";
    - bolt
     
  7. [informal] Instrument panel on an automobile or aeroplane containing dials and controls
    - dashboard, fascia [Brit]
     
  8. A small quantity of a liquid, esp. when being added to something else
    "add a dash of brandy"
Interjection: dash  dash
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Exclamation of annoyance
    - blast, bother [Brit], botheration, bummer [informal], curses, dang [N. Amer, informal], damn, damnation, dammit [informal], damn it [informal], darn [informal], durn [US, dialect], drat [informal], hang [informal], tarnation [N. Amer, informal], shoot [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: dashed, dashes, dashing

Type of: baffle, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bilk [informal], board, break, bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], cast, control board, control panel, cross, elegance, elegancy [archaic], foil, frustrate, haste, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurl, hurry, hurtle, instrument panel, intimidate, mix, mix in, panel, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], punctuation, punctuation mark [Brit], put the frigheners on [Brit, informal], put the screws on [informal], queer [informal], race, radiotelegraphic signal, rocket [informal], run, running, rush, rush along, rushing, scotch, scupper [informal], speed, spoil, step on it [informal], telegraphic signal, thwart, track event, travel rapidly, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Part of: international Morse code, Morse, Morse code

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