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dash

dash

 
 
pronunciation:
daesh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dashed, dashes, dashing
definition 1: to throw or toss with great force so as to break.
The angry girl dashed the plates against the wall.
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synonyms:
fling, heave, smash, thrust
similar words:
batter, break, cast, crash, crush, destroy, drive, hurl, pitch, propel, shatter, sling, strike, throw
definition 2: to do or carry out in a hurry (usually followed by "off").
She dashed off her homework in ten minutes so she would have more time to play.
similar words:
scribble
definition 3: to make hopeless; ruin.
An injury dashed his hopes of being an Olympic skater.
synonyms:
blight, ruin, smash
antonyms:
raise
similar words:
balk, defeat, destroy, frustrate, shatter, spoil
definition 4: to hit with great force; smash.
The waves dashed against the cliffs.
synonyms:
crash, smash
similar words:
break
definition 5: to move swiftly; run rapidly; rush.
He dashed across the street before the light changed.
synonyms:
dart, fly, run, rush, spring, whip
similar words:
bolt, bound, hasten, race, scoot, speed, streak, tear
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short run at top speed; a short track race.
He ran a one hundred-meter dash in twelve seconds.
synonyms:
sprint
similar words:
bolt, flight, race, run, stampede
definition 2: a small amount of an ingredient.
The cook added a dash of pepper to the soup.
synonyms:
pinch
similar words:
bit, dab, grain, hint, little, shade, splash, sprinkle, suggestion, suspicion, tinge, touch, trace
definition 3: a punctuation mark (--). It is used to show a break in speech or thought.
similar words:
hyphen
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