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British English: /daʃ/
American English: /dæʃ/

Translation of dash in French:


  • 1 (rush)
    course (f) folle
    it has been a mad dash to do
    on a dû se presser or foncer (informal) pour faire
    to make a dash for it
    (run off)
    shall we make a dash for it?
    (to shelter)
    on y va?
    to make a dash for the train
    courir pour attraper le train
  • 5 (in morse code) dot dot dash
    point point trait
  • 7
    (Sport)the 100 yard dash
    le 100 mètres


  • (exasperated)
    zut (informal)!
    dash it all!
    après tout!

transitive verb

  • 1 (smash)to dash somebody/something against
    (sea, person)
    projeter quelqu'un/quelque chose contre
    to dash something to the ground
    lancer violemment quelque chose par terre
    to dash somebody's brains out against something
    briser le crâne de quelqu'un contre quelque chose
  • 2 [figurative] (crush)
    hopes of success were dashed when
    tout espoir de succès a été anéanti lorsque

intransitive verb

  • (hurry)
    se précipiter, foncer
    to dash into
    se précipiter dans
    to dash out of
    sortir en courant de
    to dash for cover to dash around ou about
    courir de tous les côtés, courir un peu partout
    I must dash!
    je me sauve!


to cut a dash

Phrasal verbs

dash off

1 dash off
se sauver
2 dash off [something], dash [something] off
écrire [quelque chose] en vitesse
(letter, essay)

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