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"dash" in British English

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dashverb

uk   /dæʃ/ us   /dæʃ/
  • dash verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

B2 [I] to go somewhere quickly: The dog ran off, and she dashed after him.UK I've been dashing around all day.UK I must dash - I've got to be home by seven.

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Phrasal verbs

dashnoun

uk   /dæʃ/ us   /dæʃ/
  • dash noun (QUICK MOVEMENT)

B2 [S] the act of running somewhere very quickly: I made a dash for the bathroom. There was a mad dash for the exit. As soon as the rain dies down I'm going to make a dash for it (= run somewhere very fast).
[C usually singular] mainly US a race over a short distance: Who won the 100-yard dash?

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dashexclamation

uk   /dæʃ/ us   /dæʃ/ UK old-fashioned informal
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"dash" in American English

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dashverb

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.

dashnoun

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
(Definition of dash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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