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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dash/shatter sb’s hopes (=make what someone wants seem impossible)
▪ The ending of the talks has dashed any hopes of peace.
mad dash/rush/panic etc
▪ We all made a mad dash for the door.
▪ She dashed around the corner, glad to see his dark bulk again.
▪ There it was picked up by the force of the waves, dashed around in midair and dropped on to the rocks.
▪ The last man dashed around a corner.
▪ Nowadays, alas! people had a mania for dashing around.
▪ There were legs flying in all directions as Moby dashed around on the front lawn of Bradley's smart surgery near Harrow.
▪ Yet she was having to subdue the urge to dash back there and scream at him.
▪ They dashed back toward the house.
▪ And by the time Steve dashed back to Ann in the car, the baby was well on the way.
▪ I dashed back to the bathroom, uncontrollable.
▪ He dashed back, picked up Granny Weatherwax, slung her over his shoulder and ran on, downhill.
▪ I felt a contraction and dashed back.
▪ I dashed back in to make Dad his sandwiches and pour his tea into his billy can.
▪ Barely giving himself time to catch Mrs Hassock's gasp of astonishment he dashed back to Jason.
▪ The building up and dashing down of his hopes.
▪ Everything was so small-scaled that Harper could run the lights and then dash down to prepare for the next piece.
▪ Jenny dashed down the bank to the river and pulled off her shoes and socks.
▪ The following weekend I dashed down to Bromley, Kent, to see my aunt.
▪ Two players dashed in, one from either side, as I bounced the ball between them.
▪ A moment's hesitation allowed another kit to dash in to steal the prize.
▪ Little boys dashed in and plunked some bad notes and ran away.
▪ The goalkeeper had to react quickly again to smother the dropped ball as Kevin Drinkell dashed in.
▪ When a landlord has enticed a female on to his patch, the rivals dash in and emit semen.
▪ The woman dashed in after him, emerging with her arms full of bedclothes.
▪ Mrs Browning was still in bed while Pen dashed in and out when he was not feeding his rabbits on the balcony.
▪ He had never been able to lose himself in a crowd, or dash off somewhere suddenly on a whim.
▪ James wished me good luck and dashed off home.
▪ With many questions still racing through his mind, he dashed off to recover his Smithsonian charges.
▪ He would simply dash off a note that made no reference to the incident and forget the whole thing.
▪ Should he dash off a few writs?
▪ In colonial times, Western missionaries would dash off to bastions of other faiths to preach the Gospel.
▪ He dashed out in his dressing gown and pulled the driver and passenger from the flames.
▪ When the bishop was gone, Robin Hood dashed out of the house to rejoin his men.
▪ Gilbert and Frye watched them leave and for an instant it seemed as if Gilbert wanted to dash out after them again.
▪ Jasper dashed out of sight behind a stump between the two.
▪ No, you can't dash out for something to eat.
▪ I pray for us to have long walks together to dash out into the rain and jump into puddles!
▪ There are parked cars to your left so look out for moving feet - children might dash out.
▪ Should I dash out and buy candles along with my favorite flavored lubricant?
▪ He dashed up the short front path at a run and shot through the door Meredith held open for him.
▪ Another column dashed up her starboard side and carried off her smokestack.
▪ Servants would probably warn them but if there was an outside staircase and his men dashed up -?
▪ But by dashing up he distracted its attention and it turned on him.
▪ There is a sense of anticipatory disillusion among those who recall how the high hopes of 1986 were dashed.
▪ Now those hopes have been dashed, and they find themselves handing their own adversary a sharp sword.
▪ Cynics - who adopt their attitude as a defence to protect themselves against their hopes being dashed - may ridicule you.
▪ But now even those hopes are being dashed.
▪ Yet those hopes could quickly be dashed.
▪ He had also made discreet inquiries about a more permanent post, but once again his hopes were dashed.
▪ Its hopes were dashed by the sudden tumble of once-fashionable drug shares.
▪ Tiny Tabard's hopes were dashed after taking a 7-0 lead as they were mauled 50-13 by mighty Northampton.
▪ When I couldn't stand it any longer I dashed across the road and crept round the back.
▪ They dash across the road and prepare for battle.
▪ She dashed across the road to the Welcome Café, owned by her friends, the Taylors.
▪ Wasn't he the kid who used to dash across the road, back in Wellport?
▪ He cut a dashing figure in his black-leather jacket and blue jeans.
▪ Tall, dark, handsome and eloquent, our hero cuts a dashing figure in the little city with big ambitions.
▪ Gillian saw two men dash past, but they didn't notice her.
▪ He just dashed into the office and then dashed out again without speaking to anyone.
▪ I dashed downstairs to answer the phone.
▪ I eventually found the place, and dashed up the stairs.
▪ Kids were dashing across the playground chasing a ball.
▪ She dashed off to the airport and just managed to catch her plane.
▪ We only have a few moments, because Heidi's got to dash off soon.
▪ A chipmunk dashed across the grass.
▪ General Lee, on horseback, dashed among the fugitives and implored them to rally.
▪ He dashed up the short front path at a run and shot through the door Meredith held open for him.
▪ I sat by Toby, and stopped myself asking the questions which were dashing through my head.
▪ Jasper dashed out of sight behind a stump between the two.
▪ Katze dashed on to the bridge of the Raubvogel, gasping for breath.
▪ Suddenly he dashed across the street, dodging the traffic, and jumped on to a small motorbike.
▪ Only a mad dash got them to the meeting on time.
▪ Kenny Lofton made a mad dash for the ball, got to it and had it pop off his glove.
▪ Why do cats suddenly make mad dashes around the house?
▪ At Freeport, the Jones Beach stop, was the mad dash for the bus.
▪ The pent-up energy overflows and a mad dash is on.
▪ One mad dash around the Phoenix area to see the big-leaguers play.
▪ Their runs batted in were his mad dashes from second base.
▪ When Helen grabs her son and makes a mad dash, you feel the danger.
▪ In shade, they brighten things up, adding a dash of cream or yellow.
▪ The Roosevelts added a dash of upper-crust eccentricity to the bloodlines that extended down to the Alsop boys of Avon.
▪ One had to add a dash of realism and a great big dollop of gratitude to a situation like this.
▪ Reaching for her favourite Givenchy perfume, she liberally sprayed the pulse spots, adding a dash at her elbows and knees.
▪ They were able to take a high line, look impressive, cut a dash - on the cheap.
▪ Immigration officials had to cut the dash board to get her out.
▪ Assistant Editor, Hellena Barnes cut a dash with her scissors.
▪ In 1983 Craxi became prime minister and cut quite a dash on the world stage.
▪ Abruptly the woman speeded up, making a dash for the door.
▪ Kenny Lofton made a mad dash for the ball, got to it and had it pop off his glove.
▪ Elisabeth had made a dash for fresh air and Mitzi's arm met that of Elisabeth's chair.
▪ She hung by the open door, ready to make a dash for it at the first sign of trouble.
▪ In case anything went wrong, I was prepared to make a dash for Armstrong.
▪ When Helen grabs her son and makes a mad dash, you feel the danger.
▪ The cat then breaks cover and makes a final uncovered dash along the length of the jetty.
▪ But it was hard to ignore hard green crab apples lobbing in, and finally my sister made a dash for him.
▪ the 40-yard dash
▪ At Freeport, the Jones Beach stop, was the mad dash for the bus.
▪ Elisabeth had made a dash for fresh air and Mitzi's arm met that of Elisabeth's chair.
▪ For example, to print a line of dashes across the screen, press Esc, type 64, then press -.
▪ I've put a sprinkling of brown sugar and a dash of milk on it.
▪ Patrick had briefed him on the reasons for their sudden turnaround in Bucharest and the dash back to the Channel.
▪ The difficulty arises from ministerial unwillingness to curb the dash for gas or to cut-off the cross-Channel interconnector.
▪ This is done by clicking the mouse pointer either on the top right-hand upward pointing arrow or the extreme top left-hand dash.
▪ Whatever type of dash you use, remember that consistency is key.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dash \Dash\ (d[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Dashing.] [Of. Scand. origin; cf. Dan daske to beat, strike, Sw. & Icel. daska, Dan. & Sw. dask blow.]

  1. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.

    If you dash a stone against a stone in the botton of the water, it maketh a sound.

  2. To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.

    Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
    --Ps. ii. 9.

    A brave vessel, . . . Dashed all to pieces.

    To perplex and dash Maturest counsels.

  3. To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.

    Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car.

  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.

    I take care to dash the character with such particular circumstance as may prevent ill-natured applications.

    The very source and fount of day Is dashed with wandering isles of night.

  5. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.

  6. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word.


Dash \Dash\, v. i. To rush with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.

[He] dashed through thick and thin.

On each hand the gushing waters play, And down the rough cascade all dashing fall.


Dash \Dash\, n.

  1. Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.

  2. A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.

  3. A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.

    Innocence when it has in it a dash of folly.

  4. 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.

    She takes upon her bravely at first dash.

  5. Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.

  6. A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash. [Low]

  7. (Punctuation) 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.
    --John Wilson.

  8. (Mus.)

    1. 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.

    2. The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone.

  9. (Racing) A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source (compare Swedish daska, Danish daske "to beat, strike"), somehow imitative. The oldest sense is that in dash to pieces and dashed hopes. Intransitive meaning "move quickly" appeared c.1300, that of "to write hurriedly" is 1726. Related: Dashed; dashing.


late 14c., from dash (v.). Sporting sense is from 1881, originally "race run in one heat."


interj. (context euphemistic English) damn! n. 1 (context typography English) Any of the following symbols: ‒ (''figure dash''), – (''en dash''), — (''em dash''), or ― (''horizontal bar''). 2 A short run. 3 A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon. 4 vigor. 5 A dashboard. 6 One of the two symbols of Morse code. 7 (context Nigeria English) A bribe or gratuity. 8 (context obsolete euphemistic English) A stand-in for a censored word, like "Devil" or "damn". (Compare deuce.) vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To run quickly or for a short distance. 2 (context intransitive informal English) To leave or depart. 3 (context transitive English) To destroy by striking (against). 4 (context transitive English) To throw violently. 5 (context transitive English) To sprinkle; to splatter. 6 (context transitive of hopes or dreams English) To ruin; to destroy.

  1. n. distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: elan, flair, panache, style]

  2. a quick run [syn: sprint]

  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 [syn: hyphen]

  5. the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code [syn: dah]

  6. the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door" [syn: bolt]

  1. v. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard" [syn: dart, scoot, scud, flash, shoot]

  2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate" [syn: smash]

  3. hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock" [syn: crash]

  4. destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"

  5. cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal" [syn: daunt, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare]

  6. add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white"

DASH (bus)

Driving Alexandria Safely Home (DASH) is the public bus system for the city of Alexandria, Virginia, operated by the Alexandria Transit Company, a non-profit organization wholly owned by the city.

Dash (disambiguation)

A dash is a punctuation mark. Dash may also refer to:

Dash (boutique)

Dash (stylized as DASH) is a boutique clothing and accessory chain founded in 2006 by the Kardashian sisters ( Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé). , the chain has three locations in the United States.

Dash (Odia surname)

Dash ( Odia ଦାଶ, Devnagari-दाश) is an Odia Brahmin surname who belongs to Utkala Brahmins. Some of them write Dash-Sharma ( Sanskrit-दाशशर्मा). (It is to be noted that Bengali Vaidya-Brahmins also have this Dash/Dash-Sharma surname, which suggests that they probably share a common origin.) They are settled throughout Orissa and follow mainly the Shrauta tradition of Hinduism and any form of Vishnu as Kuladevata. A minority of Odia Brahmins sometimes use the shorter form ' Das'. The shorter surname Das is more commonly a Kayastha surname in Orissa and West Bengal. So all family surnames ending as Dash indicate Brahmin ancestry in Orissa, while Das could be of Brahmin ancestry.


The dash is a punctuation mark that is similar to a hyphen or minus sign, but differs from both of these symbols primarily in length and function. The most common versions of the dash are the en dash and the em dash , whose names historically were loosely associated with the length of a lower-case n and upper-case M, respectively, in commonly used typefaces.

Usage varies both within English and in other languages, but the usual convention in printed English text is as follows:

  • An em dash (or an en dash) may be used to denote a break in a sentence or to set off parenthetical statements.

    Glitter, felt, yarn, and buttons—his kitchen looked as if a clown had exploded.
    A flock of sparrows—some of them juveniles—alighted and sang.

  • The en dash (but not the em dash) is used to indicate spans or differentiation, where it may be considered to replace "and" or "to" (but not "to" in the phrase "from … to …"):

    The French and Indian War (1754–1763) was fought in western Pennsylvania and along the present US–Canadian border (Edwards, pp. 81–101).

  • The em dash (but not the en dash) is also used to set off the sources of quotes:

    Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice. —Mahatma Gandhi

Dash (rapper)

Darien Dash (born July 21, 1992), better known by his stage nameDash (stylized as Da$H), is an American rapper from Hackensack, New Jersey. Apart from his solo career, Dash is a member of The H'z, alongside longtime friend and frequent collaborator RetcH. Dash is also an affiliate of ASAP Mob, alongside ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg. He frequently works with record producer Mordecai Beats, with whom he released the mixtapeLa Cienega, in 2012. Dash has also collaborated with several prominent rappers, including Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples and Mac Miller.

Dash (cryptocurrency)

Dash (formerly known as Darkcoin and XCoin) is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that offers instant transactions (InstantSend), private transactions (PrivateSend) and token fungibility. It was rebranded from "Darkcoin" to "Dash" on March 25, 2015, a portmanteau of "Digital Cash".

Dash operates a decentralized governance and budgeting system, making it the first decentralized autonomous organization.

Dash uses a chained hashing algorithm called X11 for the proof-of-work. Instead of using the SHA-256 (from well-known Secure Hash Algorithm family) or scrypt it uses 11 rounds of different hashing functions.

As of 2016, Dash is among the top-7 most popular cryptocurrencies.

Usage examples of "dash".

Notably so, when in a neck-to-neck dash with an express train, the aeroplane won out in a race to file the location papers of the mine at Monument Rocks.

But in the upper-air currents, it would have been dangerous to drive at a pace slow enough to keep level with the automobile, and so the aeroplane soon dashed on ahead.

And saw a stream of animals, hoofed, padded, clawed and dashing, splashing through the ponds for Various Aquatic Birds, setting the night aflight - all of them making for the rear gate that opened to the Tiroler Garten.

Dropping the ax, Alec dashed to the gate, heaved the heavy bar out of its brackets, and pushed the doors wide.

Niema was trying to brace herself against the dash, the door, anything to keep from being slung all over the car.

The water was ice-cold and tinged with a dash of aquavit to keep the taste clean.

They dashed - except for a few who staggered - straight through the gate that led to the Argyle Museum!

Ravenclaw, Harry found himself walking down to dinner alone from the common room, Ron having rushed off into a nearby bathroom to throw up yet again, and Hermione having dashed off to see Professor Vector about a mistake she thought she might have made in her last Arithmancy essay.

A few days before the match against Ravenclaw, Harry found himself walking down to dinner alone from the common room, Ron having rushed off into a nearby bathroom to throw up yet again, and Hermione having dashed off to see Professor Vector about a mistake she thought she might have made in her last Arithmancy essay.

They raced around the yard, with the armadillo freezing and then dashing off in another direction, with Sweetie hot on its trail.

Add a half cupful of meat stock, thicken with a little flour and butter, and boil three minutes, squeeze a little lemon juice into it, add a sprinkling of parsley and a dash of pepper, pour over the artichokes and serve.

Instead of offering fight, he turned and scurried after the Salamanders, who had formed a two-man file, still dashing clumsily, handicapped in their asbestos suits.

Then, to the amazement of the two on-lookers, he set the four axolotls on the plate, and they immediately began to dance about as if they were having a wonderful time of it They dashed this way and darted that way and made little axolotl footprints throughout, pausing now and again to lick their feet clean before prancing off again through the goop.

At last, seeing that all their horses except the incomparable Bayard had been slain, Renaud bade his brothers mount behind him, and they dashed away.

He dipped the baler into the fresh water he had brought with him for their daily supply, and dashed it on her forehead.