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English definition of “dash”

dash

verb [I/T] (HIT)   /dæʃ/
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 .
(Definition of dash verb (HIT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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