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dash meaning and definition

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DASH noun

Definition of dash (noun)

  1. distinctive and stylish elegance
  2. a quick run
  3. a footrace run at top speed
    • "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
  4. a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
  5. the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
  6. the act of moving with great haste
    • "he made a dash for the door"
    • synonyms: bolt

DASH verb

Definition of dash (verb)

  1. run or move very quickly or hastily
  2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
    • "Smash a plate"
    • synonyms: smash
  3. hurl or thrust violently
    • "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
    • synonyms: crash
  4. destroy or break
    • "dashed ambitions and hopes"
  5. cause to lose courage
  6. add an enlivening or altering element to
    • "blue paint dashed with white"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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