dash

dash
dash1 [dæʃ] v
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Probably from the sound of something breaking when hit]
1.) [I always + adverb/preposition]
to go or run somewhere very quickly
Olive dashed into the room, grabbed her bag, and ran out again.
2.) dash sb's hopes
to disappoint someone by telling them that what they want is not possible
Hopkins' hopes were dashed when his appeal was denied.
3.) (I) must dash/(I) have to dash
BrE spoken used to tell someone that you must leave quickly
Anyway, I must dash - I said I'd meet Daniel at eight.
4.) [I,T always + adverb/preposition] written
to throw or push something violently against something, especially so that it breaks
dash sth against/on sth
The ship was dashed against the rocks.
dash against
Waves were dashing against the sea wall.
5.) dash it (all)!
BrE old-fashioned used to show that you are slightly annoyed or angry about something
dash off phr v
1.) to leave somewhere very quickly
Harry dashed off before she had a chance to thank him.
2.) dash sth<=>off
to write or draw something very quickly
She dashed off a quick letter.
dash 2
dash2 n
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1¦(small amount)¦
2¦(run quickly)¦
3¦(line)¦
4¦(sound)¦
5¦(car)¦
6¦(style)¦
7 cut a dash
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1.) ¦(SMALL AMOUNT)¦ [singular]
a) a small amount of a substance that is added to something else
dash of
Add salt, pepper and a dash of vinegar.
b) a small amount of a quality that is added to something else
dash of
Add a dash of romance to your life with a trip to Paris.
2.) ¦(RUN QUICKLY)¦ [C usually singular]
an occasion when someone runs somewhere very quickly in order to get away from something or someone, or in order to reach them
make a dash for sth
He made a dash for the door.
The prisoners made a dash for freedom.
It's pouring with rain - we'll have to make a dash for it .
When the alarm went there was a mad dash for the exit.
3.) ¦(LINE)¦
a line [ - ] used in writing to separate two closely related parts of a sentence, as for example, in the sentence 'Go home - they're waiting for you.'
→↑hyphen
4.) ¦(SOUND)¦
a long sound or flash of light used for sending messages in ↑Morse code
→↑dot
5.) ¦(CAR)¦ AmE
6.) ¦(STYLE)¦[U]
old-fashioned style, energy, and courage in someone such as a soldier
7.) cut a dash
old-fashioned to look very impressive and attractive in particular clothes
With her new image, she'll certainly cut a dash on her holiday cruise.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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