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dash

verb  us   /dæʃ/

dash verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

[I] to move quickly: She dashed to the store for some juice. Mary’s always dashing from one meeting to another.

dash verb (HIT)

[I/T] to hit with great force, esp. causing damage: [I] Waves dashed against the cliffs. [T] fig. Hopes of an economic recovery have been dashed (= destroyed) by the latest unemployment statistics.

dash

noun  us   /dæʃ/

dash noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C] a small amount of something added to or mixed with something else: Add a dash of salt to the mixture.

dash noun (LINE)

[C] a short, horizontal mark ( – ) used to separate parts of sentences

dash noun (QUICK MOVE)

[C usually sing] the act of running somewhere quickly: We made a dash for the plane. [C usually sing] A dash is also a race over a short distance: a 50-yard dash
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