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Definition of 'dash'

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  1. distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
       Synonyms: elan flair panache style
  2. a quick run
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: hyphen
  5. the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
       Synonyms: dah
  6. the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
       Synonyms: bolt


  1. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
       Synonyms: dart scoot scud flash shoot
  2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"
       Synonyms: smash
  3. hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
       Synonyms: crash
  4. destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
  5. cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
       Synonyms: daunt scare off pall frighten off scare away frighten away scare
  6. add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white"

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