v. 飞奔; 赶紧走; 猛摔; 使（希望或期望）破灭
n. 少量; 猛冲; 仓促; 短跑; 破折号; （汽车）仪表板
If you dash somewhere, you run or go there quickly and suddenly.
Suddenly she dashed down to the cellar...
She dashed in from the garden.
If you say that you have to dash, you mean that you are in a hurry and have to leave immediately.
Oh, Tim! I'm sorry but I have to dash...
See you tomorrow night. Must dash now.
A dash of something is a small quantity of it which you add when you are preparing food or mixing a drink.
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
A dash of a quality is a small amount of it that is found in something and often makes it more interesting or distinctive.
...a story with a dash of mystery thrown in.
...A fake fur collar or cuff adds a dash of glamour to even the simplest style.
If you dash something against a wall or other surface, you throw or push it violently, often so hard that it breaks.
She seized the doll and dashed it against the stone wall with tremendous force.
If an event or person dashes someone's hopes or expectations, it destroys them by making it impossible that the thing that is hoped for or expected will ever happen.
The announcement dashed hopes of an early end to the crisis...
They had their championship hopes dashed by a 3-1 defeat.
If you do something in a dash, you do it very quickly, perhaps with very bad results.
He's in a dash to get Russia back into Europe.
...the dash to buy shares in internet companies.
A dash is a short fast race.
A dash is a straight, horizontal line used in writing, for example to separate two main clauses whose meanings are closely connected.
You can say dash or dash it or dash it all when you are rather annoyed about something.
Dash it all. It's just not playing the game, is it?
The dash of a car is its dashboard .
Dash is a mixture of stylishness, enthusiasm, and courage.
The Prince was driving with great fire and dash.
If you say that someone cuts a dash, you mean that they have an attractively stylish appearance or a rather bold manner.
If you're determined to cut a dash in a designer dress, consider hiring one.
If you make a dash for a place, you run there very quickly, for example to escape from someone or something.
I made a dash for the front door but he got there before me...
Hand clamped over his mouth, he made a dash for the bathroom.
If you dash off to a place, you go there very quickly.
He dashed off to lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe...
They dashed off to Paris for a couple of days.
If you dash off a piece of writing, you write or compose it very quickly, without thinking about it very much.
He dashed off a couple of novels.
1. distinctive and stylish elegance;
2. a quick run
3. a footrace run at top speed;
4. 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
5. the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
6. the act of moving with great haste;
1. run or move very quickly or hastily;
2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over;
3. hurl or thrust violently;
4. destroy or break;
5. cause to lose courage;
6. add an enlivening or altering element to;
dash something off
I'm sorry. I must dash away now. I'm already late for the concert.
A vegetable stew can be perked up with a dash of chilli sauce.
She's fainted. Quick, dash some cold water over her face.
He really cuts a dash in his smart new uniform.
The dash is longer than the hyphen.