Adjective "Dash" definition and examples

(Dash may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/daʃ/

Definitions and examples

verb

Run or travel somewhere in a great hurry.
  1. 'I must dash, I'm late'
  2. 'There's so much more that could be said, but Fraser is dying to get on the computer, so I must dash now!'
  3. 'Drew and Seigi dashed out and hurried towards their fathers, calling and laughing as they ran.'
  4. 'It is a Wednesday morning and Roly Squire has a small window of time before he must dash across Leeds for the main operating session of the week.'
  5. 'She grabbed the note from Sarah's hand, being careful not to tear it, and dashed out the front door.'
  6. 'Must dash, will reply to other post comments later.'
  7. 'Aylmer had reached the roof again, his faint shadow flickering across the lights as he dashed along the edge.'
  8. 'He dashed at maximum speed towards the command center avoiding the laser, plasma and pulse fire heading towards him.'
  9. 'He picked up speed and dashed through the ever-increasing crosswinds of sand.'
  10. 'Must dash, I've got to send off for my I-Spy membership pack.'
  11. 'Indeed, the lion pounced and the two scuffled, which ended with Hope Butler running out the door in a hurry, dashing as far she could across the concrete jungle.'
Strike or fling (something) somewhere with great force, especially so as to have a destructive effect; hurl.
  1. 'Living on the edge of precipices, it will raise skeletons high into the sky, dash them onto the rocks, and then extract the marrow with its curved beak.'
  2. 'Bearded vultures are the only living birds known to access bone marrow, which they do by dashing bones onto rocks from great heights.'
  3. 'A predatory fish may eat it, or a strong current may dash it against a rock.'
  4. 'I was suddenly aware of the breezes rustling the grasses, tossing the branches of the trees to and fro, dashing the leaves against each other.'
  5. 'One could observe where the power of the Southern Ocean sweeps its mighty rollers up to dash their force onto the land.'
  6. 'Not proper rain, not good rain - but a light, spitting rain that came dashing down from the peaks and was too cold to make the grass grow.'
  7. 'the budget dashed hopes of an increase in funding'
  8. 'Hopes of winning millions of pounds worth of grant aid were dashed for sports organisations across the country yesterday.'
  9. 'Hopes have been dashed for all 38 employees of the ill-fated car dealership DC Cook with the announcement that they are being made redundant.'
  10. 'This suggested a rapid resolution, only for those hopes to be dashed when the mission turns out to have come terribly close to catastrophe.'
  11. 'Frankie Dettori's bid to notch up his third straight victory in the race was dashed as his mount Doyen finished fourth.'
  12. 'Chessington and Hook United Football Club has been thrown a lifeline to help recover from debts threatening to dash promotion dreams.'
  13. 'The plans were almost dashed when lorry driver Daniel, 23, injured his knee and scuppered his chances of running the race.'
  14. 'Hopes that the home side might effect a comeback were dashed by another early blow, as Hurst nodded home a right-wing corner only forty seconds after the restart.'
  15. 'That feeling was unceremoniously dashed that evening when I found out about the chicken pox.'
  16. 'Overnight hopes that the whale could escape by its own efforts were dashed when it was spotted further upstream than it was late on Friday, fighting against the current.'
  17. 'Last week, peace hopes at Acas were dashed after bosses claimed the union walked out and Aslef officials said management did not turn up.'
  18. 'This rather dashed me, though he doesn't know that I am a diarist, and is probably unaware that I am somewhat simple-minded.'

exclamation

Used to express mild annoyance.
  1. 'Oh dash it... I think I got a problem!'

noun

An act of running somewhere suddenly and hastily.
  1. 'So there's a mad dash to the kitchen with me rummaging through every cupboard and drawer imaginable to find a damn cork screw.'
  2. 'Winger Chris Watts was soon in action with a determined touchline dash as the second half began and Sinfield was again to the fore with a barging 20-metre burst.'
  3. 'I was amazed when, after the movie, instead of everyone making a mad dash to the door, most remained seated, simply starring up at the credits on the screen.'
  4. 'If the couple had stayed in their room they would probably have survived, he said, but because they made a dash for it they fell unconscious after a few paces because of the high levels of fumes.'
  5. 'If you live in the woods and haven't planned how you'd make a fast dash in the face of a wildfire, you've got some thinking to do.'
  6. 'Even without the need to keep on the lookout for the neighbors as I made a mad dash to a waiting taxi, the boardinghouse had become nothing more than a crash pad.'
  7. 'As the robbers made a dash for it, he escaped into his business premises and closed the burglar-proof roll shutters.'
  8. 'I autographed some books, including McTeer's, posed for a few photos, and, running late for my plane, made a dash for the exit.'
  9. 'Other people leave it until the train has stopped, everyone else has already got on and off, and then they make a mad dash for the door, just passing through as the doors begin to close again.'
  10. 'I dragged him outside and started shutting all the doors and windows - He just looked at me horrified and made a mad dash back inside.'
  11. 'a 20-mile dash to the airport'
  12. 'The Warriors players were hand-picked for the advert after weeks of selection procedures which ended with a mad dash to the final audition straight after a game.'
  13. 'The team joins the men's Clan on the road as they prepare for their games against the University of Saskatchewan as they make a mad dash for the playoffs.'
  14. 'From now, there's a mad dash to election day, and the candidates are just going to do their stump speeches.'
  15. 'In less compelling boobal news, Pauline Hanson has announced her intention to make a last minute dash for election to the Senate as an independent.'
  16. 'A top police display dog was saved from choking to death by a quick-acting vet and a fast dash in a police car.'
  17. 'We had a mad dash across Paris in the rush-hour to catch our connection to the South and nearly missed it because of confusion over our sleeper-tickets.'
  18. 'Comments on everything from television coverage following the disaster, to donations, refugees and Ray Martin's dash to the disaster zone.'
  19. 'They jam the roads, stop and start on bridges, pour hydrocarbons into the air and jostle for bus seats, all in a mad dash to and from offices.'
  20. 'This is great news - not just for fast-tiring toddlers, but also for hyperadrenalised teens keen to make one last dash round the big attractions before shut-up time.'
  21. 'From there the runners tackled Snowden, then it was another dash to get into the treacherous Menai Straits before the tide turned and made the passage impossible.'
  22. 'He runs two 40-yard dashes, and the scouts huddle to compare their stopwatches.'
  23. 'Canty took his from a crisp 100m in 11.5sec and Stevens matched this from his 11.4sec hurdles dash.'
  24. 'The competition was not all for students - teachers also got in on the act when they competed in a 100-meter dash.'
  25. 'The money was generated from the seventh annual ‘Wiener Dog Challenge,’ in which Dachshunds compete in a series of 70-yard dashes.'
  26. 'Mornings can feel like a 50-yard dash, racing from the gym to the kids' school to the workplace.'
  27. 'The 1200 metre dash will contain a top class field.'
  28. 'On the men's side, Adrian Blair had a fifth-place finish in the first heat of the 60m dash with a time of 7.25 seconds.'
  29. 'He passed Monday's test - a triple jump off either leg to display his right leg was as strong as his left and three timed 40-yard dashes.'
  30. 'Jason Fedee won the men's 100 metre dash with Mandela Clifford second.'
  31. 'Yanes has qualified in the men's 100m dash and the 4x100m relay, along with Sukari, Subakir and John Murray.'
A small quantity of a liquid added to something else.
  1. 'The dip, composed of vinegar, a splash of soy sauce and a dash of red chili, could use a certain extra something to give it more of a zing, as the roll was in need of a little something to wake up the taste buds.'
  2. 'Every morning before breakfast, comb hair, apply makeup, a dash of cologne, and perhaps some simple earrings.'
  3. 'Niewoudt and Theron did nothing worse than slip a little green pepper extract and a dash of fruit juice flavourant into the tanks when nobody was looking.'
  4. '‘The students come in and have a treble vodka with a dash of Corky's and a dash of coke, for £3.50,’ said Arthur.'
  5. 'This recipe, provided by the Alberta Turkey Producers, spikes a stock made from the Christmas turkey carcass with herbs and a dash of hot pepper sauce.'
  6. 'Add a dash of lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste'
  7. 'For a quick and easy sauce I add two tablespoons of Frank's Red Hot with Lime, one tablespoon of tomato paste, a pinch of salt and a dash of vinegar.'
  8. 'We appreciated just how well milk, chocolate powder (if tastes allow, a dash of coffee) go with rum or vodka, a cold shake with a kick.'
  9. 'But the white powder you mix up yourself with water, supplemented with a dash of UniBond PVA adhesive, will solve most household filling problems.'
  10. 'You can bet that nuance of orange in your ice-cream owes more to a dash of Grand Marnier than to a squeeze of the real thing.'
  11. 'Kittichai brings a taste of Bangkok, with a dash of international fusion, to Soho.'
  12. 'All that is charming about Australian wine, with a dash of sophistication.'
  13. 'Every track is distinct from the last with its added dash of Erasure magic installed within.'
  14. 'The answer is to spice up the dish with a pinch of sex and add a dash of glamour in the shape of actress Diane Lane.'
  15. 'Rood sounds like it belongs in ‘84-a bit o’ punk, a dash of watered-down new wave and a pinch of pop.'
  16. 'The latest trend in interior design seems to suggest that there is nothing like a dash of antiquity to lend beauty and elegance to a room.'
A horizontal stroke in writing or printing to mark a pause or break in sense or to represent omitted letters or words.
  1. 'Modern editors turn to dashes and exclamation marks to transcribe these rapid changes in thought and speech.'
  2. 'Consigned to the unlovely basket are colons and semicolons, and dashes and parentheses.'
  3. 'I turn off nearly every automatic feature there is, from conversion of hyphens to appropriate dashes, to AutoCorrect and AutoFormat.'
  4. 'If you don't know whether or not to use a colon, a semicolon, or a dash, cut that sentence down!'
  5. 'Remember, when copying a site's URL from the newspaper or other media you need to get the URL correct - no spaces, dashes and capital letters only where noted.'
  6. 'Consider for a start all finite sequences of the twenty six letters of the English alphabet, the ten digits, a comma, a full stop, a dash and a blank space.'
  7. 'It works like Morse code, which is a way to transmit the alphabet over radio waves using dots (short beeps) and dashes (long beeps).'
  8. 'Both transmitted in simplified Morse code, one solely dots, the other solely dashes.'
  9. 'The radio operator tuned in to the appropriate Sonne station, counted the number of dots or dashes heard, and referred these to a special map to read off the bearing.'
  10. 'The composer's intentions may be notated as dots, dashes, accents, and slurs.'
Impetuous or flamboyant vigour and confidence; panache.
  1. 'Combined with driving large timber trucks, these things define a certain kind of dash among young Kayan men.'
  2. 'If the winners emerge with some dash in their style, they may also have to contend with being All-Ireland favourites.'
  3. 'We wouldn't have been surprised to see them the next day disporting themselves on the golf course or the Tennis court with equal verve and dash.'
  4. 'It is cute, astute, cerebral football, a mirror image of their studious manager though with an added dash of style and panache.'
  5. 'A London journalist has summed up the divergencies of the eight teams concerned in the current cup ties in this way: Aston Villa - Clever without much dash or abandon.'
  6. 'As it happens, Dreamers of the Day is turning out to be magical realism, but in a very flat midwestern way with a whole lot of realism and just a rather bemused dash of magical.'
  7. 'Two others who played a huge role for Naomh Eoin were wingbacks Johnny Murphy and John Cleary who flanked the steady Niall Foley with style and dash.'
  8. 'Portlaoise are still missing the style and dash that won them so many admirers as they swept through Laois and Leinster and contested an All Ireland club final this year.'
  9. 'Kilcummin were confounding the critics as they played with dash and flair, first to every ball as they attacked in waves.'
  10. 'It is these characteristics that give these Mozart performances, with the violinist doubling as soloist and director of the OAE, such dash and vitality.'
  1. 'Wash and polish the bodywork, clean and polish the wheels to get rid of any engrained brake dust, vacuum and shampoo the interior and give the dash and steering wheel a good buffing.'
  2. 'The oblong LCD panel perched on top of the dash displays the sat nav instructions.'
  3. 'Those trademark Smart eye-like dials are there, protruding from the top of the dash, while the rest of the layout is well designed using good quality plastics.'
  4. 'The dash is nicely finished in silver metal effect and there are plenty of cubbyholes for storage, even a shelf above the driver's head, although the glovebox is tiny.'
  5. 'The driver flipped a control on his dash and a green light appeared.'
  6. 'Smart key technology is standard; engine start/stop is performed through a pushbutton on the dash.'
  7. 'Power windows, locks and mirrors and CD in the dash, are very upscale options for that little bit of cash.'
  8. 'I like the style of the interior, but the location of the dials in the middle of the dash is not good.'
  9. 'You have to take your eyes off the road, look down to twiddle a knob then check the screen on the dash, all to find the right function.'
  10. 'I don't like the controls in the middle of the dash for the satellite navigation; they were horrible.'

More definitions

1. to strike or smash violently, especially so as to break to pieces: He dashed the plate into smithereens against the wall.

2. to throw or thrust violently or suddenly: to dash one stone against another.

3. to splash, often violently; bespatter (with water, mud, etc.): He recovered consciousness when they dashed water in his face.

4. to apply roughly, as by splashing: to dash paint here and there on the wall.

5. to mix or adulterate by adding another sub

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be dash past aircraft."

"people can be dash off heros."

"forces can be dash against outsides."

"people can be dash."

"reports can be dash."

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Origin

(dash)Middle English (in the sense ‘strike forcibly against’): probably symbolic of forceful movement and related to Swedish and Danish daska.

Phrase

dash something off