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Verb: dash  dash
  1. Run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She dashed into the yard";
    - dart, scoot, scud, flash, shoot, whip
  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. [Brit] 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
  1. Exclamation of annoyance
    - blast, bother [Brit], botheration, bummer, curses, dang [N. Amer], damn, damnation, dammit, damn it, darn, durn [US, dialect], drat, hang, tarnation [N. Amer], shoot [N. Amer]

Derived forms: dashed, dashing, dashes

Type of: baffle, belt along, bilk, board, break, bucket along, cannonball along, 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 along, punctuation, punctuation mark, queer, race, radiotelegraphic signal, restrain, run, running, rush, rush along, rushing, scotch, speed, spoil, step on it, telegraphic signal, thwart, track event, travel rapidly, zip

Part of: international Morse code, Morse, Morse code

Encyclopedia: Dash, Flash, Crash