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English noun: dash

1. dash (attribute) distinctive and stylish elegance


SamplesHe wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer.


Synonymselan, flair, panache, style


Broader (hypernym)elegance

2. dash (act) a quick run


Synonymssprint


Broader (hypernym)run, running


Narrower (hyponym)break

3. dash (event) a footrace run at top speed


SamplesHe is preparing for the 100-yard dash.


Broader (hypernym)track event

4. dash (communication) 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


Synonymshyphen


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark

5. dash (communication) the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code


Synonymsdah


Broader (hypernym)radiotelegraphic signal, telegraphic signal


Part meronyminternational Morse code, Morse, Morse code

6. dash (act) the act of moving with great haste


SamplesHe made a dash for the door.


Synonymsbolt


Broader (hypernym)haste, hurry, rush, rushing


English verb: dash

1. dash (motion) run or move very quickly or hastily


SamplesShe dashed into the yard.


Synonymsdart, flash, scoot, scud, shoot


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Narrower (hyponym)plunge


Verb groupbuck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear

2. dash (change) break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over


SamplesSmash a plate.


Synonymssmash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break


Narrower (hyponym)blast, knock down


Verb groupsmash

3. dash (contact) hurl or thrust violently


SamplesHe dashed the plate against the wall.
Waves were dashing against the rock.


Synonymscrash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cast, hurl, hurtle

4. dash (social) destroy or break


SamplesDashed ambitions and hopes.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart

5. dash (emotion) cause to lose courage


SamplesDashed by the refusal.


Synonymsdaunt, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare, scare away, scare off


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)intimidate, restrain

6. dash (change) add an enlivening or altering element to


SamplesBlue paint dashed with white.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mix, mix in









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