Definition of “dash” - English Dictionary

“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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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

(Definition of “dash” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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)