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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dash (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to break by striking or knocking
2.
to knock, hurl, or thrust violently
3.
- splash spatter
4.
a) - ruin destroy the news dashed his hopes
b) - depress sadden
c) to make ashamed
5.
to affect by mixing in something different - his delight was dashed with bitterness
6.
to complete, execute, or finish off hastily - used with down or off dashed down a drink dash off a letter
7.
intransitive verb
euphemism - damn
1.
to move with sudden speed
2.
- smash
dash (noun)
1.
a) archaic - blow
b) (1) a sudden burst or splash
(2) the sound produced by such a burst
2.
a) a stroke of a pen
b) a punctuation mark — that is used especially to indicate a break in the thought or structure of a sentence
3.
a small usually distinctive addition - a dash of salt a dash of humor
4.
flashy display
5.
animation in style and action
6.
a) a sudden onset, rush, or attempt
b) a short fast race
7.
a long click or buzz forming a letter or part of a letter (as in Morse code)
8.
- dashboard
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dash (noun)
active strength of body or mind
SYNONIMS:
beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, hardihood, juice, life, moxie, oomph, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zip
RELATED WORDS:
animal spirits, animation, briskness, jauntiness, liveliness, snappiness, spirit, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunk, spunkiness, vibrance, vibrancy, vivaciousness, vivacity; ardor, élan, fervor, fire, passion, zeal; main, metal, mettle, might, muscle, potency, power, puissance, stamina, strength; brawniness, fitness, hardiness, huskiness, sturdiness, virility; health, healthiness, soundness, verdure, wellness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
indolence, laziness; debilitation, debility, delicacy, disablement, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, impotency, infirmity, powerlessness, puniness, slightness, softness, tenderness, weakness; enervation, exhaustion, inanition, prostration
lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity
dash (verb)
1.
to go at a pace faster than a walk
SYNONIMS:
dash, gallop, jog, scamper, sprint, trip, trot
RELATED WORDS:
bound, canter, leap, lope, shag, skip, spring; barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [], bowl, breeze, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, course, foot (it), hare, hasten, hie, hoof (it), hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, leg (it), pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, rush, rustle, shoot, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom; nip, patter, scoot, scurry, scuttle, step (along)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
amble, saunter, shamble, shuffle, stroll; crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; lumber, plod, trudge; hobble, limp
dash (verb)
2.
to proceed or move quickly
SYNONIMS:
barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb, bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom
RELATED WORDS:
beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz ( whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beeline
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down up)
crawl, creep, poke
dash (verb)
3.
to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
SYNONIMS:
cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, toss
RELATED WORDS:
bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust
dash (verb)
4.
to wet or soil by striking with something liquid or mushy
SYNONIMS:
bespatter, dash, plash, spatter, splatter
RELATED WORDS:
drench, drown, impregnate, saturate, soak, sop, souse, steep; bathe, douse ( dowse), wash, water; slop, slush, spray, sprinkle, squirt
dash (verb)
5.
to cause (something liquid or mushy) to move along in sheets
SYNONIMS:
dash, slop, slosh, spatter, swash
RELATED WORDS:
dabble, lap, plash, wash; spray, sprinkle, spritz; squirt
dash (verb)
6.
to make sad
SYNONIMS:
bum (out), burden, dash, deject, get down, oppress, sadden, weigh down
RELATED WORDS:
ail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, get down, unnerve; agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, disturb, exercise, freak (out), perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animate, enliven, invigorate; assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please; boost, elevate, lift, uplift
brighten, buoy, cheer (up), gladden, lighten, rejoice
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