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Definition of "dash" []

  • To break or smash by striking violently. (verb-transitive)
  • To hurl, knock, or thrust with sudden violence. (verb-transitive)
  • To splash; bespatter. (verb-transitive)
  • To write hastily. Often used with off: dashed off a note to the dean. (verb-transitive)
  • To drink hastily. Often used with down: dashed down a glass of milk. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dash" in a sentence
  • "A unloaded firearm or locket up in dash is useless if needed."
  • "STARR: From her desk, or what she calls her dash board, Jonas monitors everything."
  • "However, I also think that comics 'adherence for the double-dash instead of the M-dash is an unnecessary relic of the Great Typewriter Squeeze."