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Dictionary definition for: Dash

1. (n) distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

2. (v) run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

3. (n) a quick run

4. (v) break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"

5. (n) a footrace run at top speed; "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"

6. (v) hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall" "Waves were dashing against the rock"

7. (n) 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

8. (v) destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"

9. (n) the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

10. (v) cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

11. (n) the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"

12. (v) add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white"

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