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dash         

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      vb   mainly tr  
1    to hurl; crash  
he dashed the cup to the floor, the waves dashed against the rocks     
2    to mix  
white paint dashed with blue     
3    intr   to move hastily or recklessly; rush  
he dashed to her rescue     
4    usually foll by: off or down   to write (down) or finish (off) hastily  
5    to destroy; frustrate  
his hopes were dashed     
6    to daunt (someone); cast down; discourage  
he was dashed by her refusal     
      n  
7    a sudden quick movement; dart  
8    a small admixture  
coffee with a dash of cream     
9    a violent stroke or blow  
10    the sound of splashing or smashing  
the dash of the waves     
11    panache; style  
he rides with dash     
12    cut a dash      See       cut       33  
13    the punctuation mark —, used singly in place of a colon, esp. to indicate a sudden change of subject or grammatical anacoluthon, or in pairs to enclose a parenthetical remark  
14    the symbol (<endash>) used, in combination with the symbol dot (•), in the written representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes  
   Compare       dah  
15      (Athletics)      another word (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       sprint  
16    Informal      short for       dashboard  
     (Middle English dasche, dasse)  
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dash          [2]  
      interj  
Informal      a euphemistic word for       damn       1, 2  

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dash          [3]     (W African)  
      n  
1    a gift, commission, tip, or bribe  
      vb  
2    to give (a dash) to someone  
     (C16: perhaps from Fanti)  

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dashboard  
      n  
1      (Also called (Brit.))    fascia   the instrument panel in a car, boat, or aircraft,   (Sometimes shortened to)    dash         
2    Obsolete   a board at the side of a carriage or boat to protect against splashing  


dash          [1]  
      vb   mainly tr  
1    to hurl; crash  
he dashed the cup to the floor, the waves dashed against the rocks     
2    to mix  
white paint dashed with blue     
3    intr   to move hastily or recklessly; rush  
he dashed to her rescue     
4    usually foll by: off or down   to write (down) or finish (off) hastily  
5    to destroy; frustrate  
his hopes were dashed     
6    to daunt (someone); cast down; discourage  
he was dashed by her refusal     
      n  
7    a sudden quick movement; dart  
8    a small admixture  
coffee with a dash of cream     
9    a violent stroke or blow  
10    the sound of splashing or smashing  
the dash of the waves     
11    panache; style  
he rides with dash     
12    cut a dash      See       cut       33  
13    the punctuation mark —, used singly in place of a colon, esp. to indicate a sudden change of subject or grammatical anacoluthon, or in pairs to enclose a parenthetical remark  
14    the symbol (<endash>) used, in combination with the symbol dot (•), in the written representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes  
   Compare       dah  
15      (Athletics)      another word (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       sprint  
16    Informal      short for       dashboard  
     (Middle English dasche, dasse)  
dash          [2]  
      interj  
Informal      a euphemistic word for       damn       1, 2  
dash          [3]     (W African)  
      n  
1    a gift, commission, tip, or bribe  
      vb  
2    to give (a dash) to someone  
     (C16: perhaps from Fanti)  
em dash   , rule  
      n     (Printing)   a dash (—) one em long  
en dash   , rule  
      n     (Printing)   a dash (--) one en long  
pebble dash  
      n     (Brit)   a finish for external walls consisting of small stones embedded in plaster  
swung dash  
      n   a mark, ~, traditionally used in text to indicate the omission of a word or part of a word  

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dash

  

      vb  
1    break, crash, destroy, shatter, shiver, smash, splinter  
2    cast, fling, hurl, slam, sling, throw  
3    barrel (along)     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   bolt, bound, burn rubber     (informal)   dart, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, race, run, rush, speed, spring, sprint, tear  
4    abash, chagrin, confound, dampen, disappoint, discomfort, discourage  
5    blight, foil, frustrate, ruin, spoil, thwart, undo  
      n  
6    bolt, dart, haste, onset, race, run, rush, sortie, sprint, spurt  
7    brio, élan, flair, flourish, panache, spirit, style, verve, vigour, vivacity  
8    bit, drop, flavour, hint, little, pinch, smack, soupçon, sprinkling, suggestion, tinge, touch  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb  
3    crawl, dawdle, walk  
5    enhance, improve  
      n  
8    lot, much  

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