dash


dash
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[[t]dæʃ[/t]]
v. t.
1) to strike or smash violently, esp. so as to break to pieces:
to dash a plate against a wall[/ex]
2) to throw or thrust violently or suddenly:
to dash one stone against another[/ex]
3) to splash, often violently; bespatter, as with water or mud
4) to apply roughly:
to dash paint on a wall[/ex]
5) to mix by adding another substance:
wine dashed with water[/ex]
6) to ruin or frustrate:
The rain dashed our hopes[/ex]
7) to depress; dispirit:
The failure dashed my spirits[/ex]
8) to strike with violence:
waves dashing against the cliff[/ex]
9) to move with violence; rush:
to dash around the corner[/ex]
10) phv dash off
a) to hurry away
b) Also, dash down. do hastily:
to dash off a letter[/ex]
11) a small quantity of something:
a dash of salt[/ex]
12) a hasty or sudden movement:
to make a dash for the door[/ex]
13) a mark or sign (—) used variously in printed or written matter, esp. to note a break, pause, or hesitation, to begin and end parenthetic text, to indicate omission of letters or words, to substitute for certain uses of the colon, and to separate elements of a sentence or series of sentences, as a question from its answer
14) the splashing of liquid against something
15) the sound of such splashing
16) spirited action; élan; vigor in action or style:
to perform with spirit and dash[/ex]
17) spo a short race:
the 100-yard dash[/ex]
18) aum
dashboard 1)
19) tgp a signal of longer duration than a dot, used in groups of dots, dashes, and spaces to represent letters, as in Morse code
20) a hasty stroke, esp. of a pen
21) archaic a violent and rapid blow or stroke
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME dasshen II
dash
[[t]dæʃ[/t]] v. t.
brit. to damn (usu. used interjectionally)
Etymology: 1790–1800; euphemism based on d—n, printed form of damn

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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