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Definition 1: a quick run - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

"he broke into a run" "his daily run keeps him fit"

(... is a kind of dash ) a sudden dash

"he made a break for the open door"

Definition 2: the act of moving with great haste - [noun denoting act]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a dash for the door

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

Definition 3: distinctive and stylish elegance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

"she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

Definition 4: the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) a signal transmitted by telegraphy

(... is part of dash) a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)

Definition 5: a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

Definition 6: a footrace run at top speed - [noun denoting event]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is preparing for the 100-yard dash

(dash is a kind of ...) a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)

Definition 7: break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over - [verb of change]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Smash a plate

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments

"He broke the glass plate" "She broke the match"

(... is a kind of dash ) shatter as if by explosion

(dash has a similar meaning as ...) break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow

"The window smashed"

Definition 8: add an enlivening or altering element to - [verb of change]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blue paint dashed with white

(dash is a kind of ...) add as an additional element or part

"mix water into the drink"

Definition 9: hurl or thrust violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He dashed the plate against the wall
  • Waves were dashing against the rock

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) throw forcefully

Definition 10: cause to lose courage - [verb of emotion]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dashed by the refusal

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) to compel or deter by or as if by threats

Definition 11: run or move very quickly or hastily - [verb of motion]

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dashed into the yard

Synonyms for dash in the sense of this definition

(dash is a kind of ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of dash ) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

"She plunged at it eagerly"

(dash has a similar meaning as ...) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Samples where dash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dashed ambitions and hopes

(dash is a kind of ...) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

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