dash


dash
I.
/dæʃ / (say dash)

verb (t)
1. to strike violently, especially so as to break to pieces.
2. to throw or thrust violently or suddenly.
3. to splash violently; bespatter (with water, mud, etc.).
4. to apply roughly as by splashing.
5. to throw something into so as to produce a mixture; mix; adulterate: to dash wine with water.
6. to ruin or frustrate (hopes, plans, etc.).
7. to depress or dispirit.
8. to confound or abash.
verb (i)
9. to strike with violence.
10. to move with violence; rush.
noun
11. a violent and rapid blow or stroke.
12. a check or discouragement.
13. the throwing or splashing of water, etc., against a thing.
14. the sound of splashing.
15. a small quantity of anything thrown into or mixed with something else: *`No,' he said with a dash of good humour, `no, we won't have a cloth.' –christina stead, 1944.
16. a hasty stroke, especially of a pen.
17. a horizontal line (–) used in writing and printing as a mark of punctuation to indicate an abrupt break or pause in a sentence, to begin and end a parenthetic clause, as an indication of omission of letters, words, etc., as a dividing line between distinct portions of matter, and for other purposes.
18. Music the sign placed above or below a note to indicate that it is to be played staccato.
19. Mathematics an acute accent, used in algebra and in lettering diagrams as a discrimination mark; prime.
20. an impetuous movement; a rush; a sudden onset.
21. Athletics a short race or sprint decided in one attempt, not in heats: a hundred-metre dash.
22. spirited action; vigour in action or style.
23. Telegraphy a signal of longer duration than a dot, used in groups of dots and dashes to represent letters, as in morse code.
interjection
24. (a mild expletive.)
phrase
25. cut a dash, to make an impression by one's ostentatious or flamboyant behaviour or dress.
26. dash down, to write or draw hastily: to dash down a quick sketch.
27. dash off,
a. to hurry away.
b. to perform hastily, as by writing, drawing, acting, playing, or creating in any way: to dash off a letter; to dash off a quick soufflé.
28. do one's dash, to exhaust one's energies or opportunities.
{Middle English dasche(n); def. 21 US (mid-1800s) meaning `a race run in one heat'}
II.
/dæʃ / (say dash)

noun
1. dashboard (def. 1).
adjective
2. of or relating to a dashboard: dash lighting.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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