Definition Of dash


a horizontal stroke in writing or printing to mark a pause or break in sense, or to represent omitted letters or words.

This book's a success, it's true, even though it's about commas, apostrophes, colons, dashes and other marks.

a small quantity of a substance, especially a liquid, added to something else.

whiskey with a dash of soda

an act of running somewhere suddenly and hastily.

she made a dash for the door

impetuous or flamboyant vigor and confidence; panache.

he has youthful energy, dash, and charisma

run or travel somewhere in a great hurry.

I dashed into the garden

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Example Of dash

  • dash it all , I am in charge

  • a 20-mile dash to the airport

  • a casual atmosphere with a dash of sophistication

  • A Mochatail for those daring enough to drink one is a dash of espresso coffee, sprinkled with chocolate cookie, topped with whipped cream.

  • A politician of flair and dash and, when roused by the occasion, an impressive parliamentary speaker, Derby never realized the early promise of his career.

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