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Adjective: dashing  dash-ing
  1. Lively and spirited
    "a dashing hero";
    - gallant
     
  2. Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
    "a dashing young man";
    - dapper, jaunty, natty [informal], raffish, rakish, spiffy [N. Amer, informal], snappy [informal], spruce, pert
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"

See also: fashionable, hip [informal], spirited, stylish

Type of: baffle, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bilk [informal], break, bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], cast, cross, foil, frustrate, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurl, hurry, hurtle, intimidate, mix, mix in, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], put the frigheners on [Brit, informal], put the screws on [informal], queer [informal], race, rocket [informal], rush, rush along, scotch, scupper [informal], speed, spoil, step on it [informal], thwart, travel rapidly, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Encyclopedia: Dash, John