dashverbuk /dæʃ/ us /dæʃ/
dash verb (MOVE QUICKLY)
- We dashed for the train, but it was already pulling away from the platform.
- Sit down for a minute - you've been dashing around all day.
- I'm sorry, but I've got to dash or I'll be late collecting the children from school.
- Bob came in the door and dashed straight upstairs without even saying hello.
- A cat suddenly dashed across the road in front of us.
dash verb (HIT)
dashnounuk /dæʃ/ us /dæʃ/
dash noun (QUICK MOVEMENT)
- We made a mad dash for the train.
- At the end of the lecture, there was rather an unseemly dash for the door.
- A pedestrian waiting to cross the road suddenly decided to make a dash for it.
- On the ferry, he began to feel awful and made a dash for the loo just in time.
- It was such a dash getting to the children's performance after work, but I'm glad I made the effort.
dash noun (PUNCTUATION)
dash noun (SMALL AMOUNT)
dash noun (STYLE)
dashexclamationuk /dæʃ/ us /dæʃ/ UK old-fashioned informal