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dash

dash

 
pronunciation:
daesh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dashed, dashes, dashing
definition 1: to hurl or thrust (something) violently, esp. so as to break or shatter.
The storm dashed the boat against the rocks.
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synonyms:
fling, heave, smash, thrust
similar words:
batter, break, cast, crash, crush, destroy, drive, hurl, pitch, propel, shatter, shy, sling, strike, throw
definition 2: to do or carry out hastily (usu. fol. by off).
She dashed off a short note to her roommate before leaving.
similar words:
scribble, toss off, whip up
definition 3: to splash or apply as if by splashing.
He dashed cold water on his face.
synonyms:
slosh, splash, swash
similar words:
spatter, sprinkle
definition 4: to make hopeless; frustrate; ruin.
The injury dashed her hopes of winning a medal in the competition.
synonyms:
blight, ruin, smash
antonyms:
raise
similar words:
balk, damn, defeat, destroy, foil, frustrate, shatter, spoil, thwart
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move swiftly; run rapidly; rush.
He dashed across the street to catch up with his friend.
synonyms:
dart, fly, run, rush, spring, whip
antonyms:
dawdle
similar words:
bolt, bound, career, chase, fleet, hasten, race, scoot, scud, speed, streak, tear
definition 2: to hit violently; smash.
The waves dashed against the sea wall.
synonyms:
crash, smash, strike
similar words:
break
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short run at top speed; often, a short track race.
He ran a one hundred-meter dash in twelve seconds.
synonyms:
sprint
similar words:
bolt, dart, flight, race, run, stampede
definition 2: a striking or splashing action.
synonyms:
splash
similar words:
bolt, breaking, crash, plash, smash
definition 3: a small amount of an ingredient added.
I added a dash of salt to the soup.The play could have used a dash of humor.
synonyms:
pinch, smack, sprinkling
similar words:
bit, dab, grain, hint, little, shade, smidgen, soupçon, splash, sprinkle, suggestion, suspicion, tang, tincture, tinge, touch, trace
definition 4: a punctuation mark (--) used to indicate a break in thought, a parenthetical element, or the like.
similar words:
hyphen
definition 5: a quality of liveliness, spiritedness, or bold stylishness.
The actor's performance tonight had an especial dash.
synonyms:
flair, pizazz, vigor, zing
similar words:
élan, bounce, brio, life, panache, spirit, verve, vitality
definition 6: the longer of the two basic signals in Morse code.
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