1. [ verb ] run or move very quickly or hastily
Synonyms: scoot shoot flash scud dart

"She dashed into the yard"

Related terms: rush plunge cut_back tear iceboat scooter motor_scooter dart
2. [ verb ] break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
Synonyms: smash

"Smash a plate"

Related terms: break break smash knock
3. [ noun ] (sport) a quick run
Synonyms: sprint
Related terms: run break sprint
4. [ noun ] distinctive and stylish elegance
Synonyms: style flair panache elan

"he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

Related terms: elegance
5. [ verb ] hurl or thrust violently
Synonyms: crash

"He dashed the plate against the wall" "Waves were dashing against the rock"

Related terms: hurl
6. [ noun ] 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
Synonyms: hyphen
Related terms: punctuation hyphenate
7. [ noun ] (telecommunications) the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
Synonyms: dah
Related terms: telegraphic_signal Morse
8. [ verb ] destroy or break

"dashed ambitions and hopes"

Related terms: thwart
9. [ verb ] cause to lose courage
Synonyms: scare_off scare frighten_away daunt scare_away frighten_off pall

"dashed by the refusal"

Related terms: intimidate panic
10. [ verb ] add an enlivening or altering element to

"blue paint dashed with white"

Related terms: mix
11. [ noun ] (sport) a footrace run at top speed

"he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"

Related terms: track_event
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7683
13. [ noun ] the act of moving with great haste
Synonyms: bolt

"he made a dash for the door"

Related terms: haste bolt
Similar spelling:   das