Definitions of dash

  1. To strike against and break; to rush with violence.
  2. To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
  3. To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
  4. To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.
  5. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; - often used with against.
  6. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; - with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.
  7. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; - with out; as, to dash out a word.
  8. To throw violently or hastily; break by collision; hurl; shatter; splash; ruin; as, to dash one's hopes; to perform hastily, as writing; depress; confuse.
  9. To throw violently: to break by throwing together: to throw water suddenly: to bespatter: to destroy or frustrate: to mix or adulterate.
  10. To throw or strike suddenly or violently; to destroy or frustrate.
  11. To throw suddenly and violently; hurl; shatter; splash.
  12. To sketch hastily; with off.
  13. To discourage; abash.
  14. To rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.
  15. To rush with violence; strike something on a surface with a violent noisy motion.
  16. To strike against: to break against, as water: to rush with violence.
  17. To rush or strike against.
  18. hurl or thrust violently; " He dashed the plate against the wall"; " Waves were dashing against the rock"
  19. run or move very quickly or hastily; " She dashed into the yard"
  20. destroy or break; " dashed ambitions and hopes"
  21. add an enlivening or altering element to; " blue paint dashed with white"
  22. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; " Smash a plate"
  23. cause to lose courage; " dashed by the refusal"
  24. To rush impetuously.
  25. To strike suddenly or violently; to break by collision; to throw water suddenly; to be spatter; to sprinkle; to mix and adulterate by throwing in another substance; to erase at a stroke; to destroy; to frustrate; to confound; to abash.
  26. To strike with suddenness or violence; to throw water suddenly; to mix or adulterate; to blot out; to scatter; to rush or strike with suddenness; to break through with violence.
  27. a footrace run at top speed; " he is preparing for the 100- yard dash"
  28. Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
  29. A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.
  30. A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.
  31. A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.
  32. Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
  33. A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.
  34. A mark or line [--], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic turn of sentiment. Dashes are also sometimes used instead of marks or parenthesis.
  35. The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone.
  36. A mark or line [-], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic turn of sentiment.
  37. The sign of staccato, a small mark [] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.
  38. A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; - used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.
  39. A collision; a slight addition; a vulgar display; as, to cut a dash with fine clothes; a mark in writing or printing; something that causes discouragement; the striking of water in noisy motion; as, the dash of the waves; a sudden rush; a short, very quick race.
  40. A violent striking: a rushing or violent onset: a blow: a mark (-) at a break in a sentence: a slight admixture.
  41. Collision; onset; impetuosity; the mark (-) in writing or printing.
  42. A sudden onset; rush; impetuosity; spirit; display.
  43. A check; collision.
  44. A slight admixture.
  45. A line as a mark of punctuation, etc.
  46. A violent striking of two bodies; a slight admixture; a rushing or onset with violence; a sudden stroke; a blow; a sudden check; swift action; a mark noting a break in the sentence, thus -; a small mark. thus ( '), denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short distinct manner.
  47. A striking together of two bodies; collision; a slight addition; a rushing or onset; a sudden stroke, flourish, or parade; in writing or printing, a mark thus (-); in music, thus ( 1), over a note.
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