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English definition of “dash”

dash

noun (SMALL AMOUNT)    /dæʃ/
a dash C2 a small amount of something, especially liquid food , that is added to something else : " Cream with your coffee , Madam ?" "Yes please - just a dash."figurative A scarf adds a dash of (= a small amount of) sophistication .Words meaning small pieces and amounts
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