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dash

Synonyms of dash in English:

verb

  • 1 he dashed straight home to see his father
    rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, streak, zoom, plunge, dive, whisk, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble
    informal tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, whip, step on it, get a move on, hotfoot it, leg it, go hell for leather, steam, put on some speed, go like a bat out of hell, burn rubber
    British informal bomb, go like the clappers, bucket, put one's foot down
    Scottish informal wheech
    North American informal boogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out
    informal , dated cut along
    North American vulgar slang drag/tear/haul ass
    literary fleet
    archaic post, hie, haste
    [Antonyms] dawdle
  • 2 he picked up the glass case and dashed it to the ground
    hurl, smash, crash, slam, throw, toss, fling, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, aim, direct, project, propel, send, bowl
    informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung
    North American informal peg
    Australian informal hoy
    New Zealand informal bish
  • 3 the wind and rain dashed against the thick stone walls
    be hurled, crash, smash;
    batter, strike, beat, pound, pummel, lash, slam into
  • 4 it was a 15-year-old newcomer who dashed her hopes for a third title
    shatter, destroy, wreck, ruin, crush, devastate, demolish, wreak havoc with, blast, blight, wipe out, overturn, torpedo, scotch, spoil, frustrate, thwart, baulk, check;
    informal put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, put paid to, queer
    British informal scupper, dish
    [Antonyms] raise
  • Phrases

    dash something off

    1
    I dashed off a note to Dave
    scribble, write hurriedly, write untidily, write illegibly, scratch, scrawl, doodle, jot (down)

    noun

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  • 1 they made a dash for the door
    rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, leap, charge, plunge, dive, bound, break, scamper, scramble;
    stampede
  • 2 the soup needs a dash of salt
    small amount, touch, sprinkle, pinch, taste, lick, spot, drop, dab, speck, smack, smattering, sprinkling, splash, dribble, trickle, grain, soupçon, trace, bit, modicum, little, suggestion, suspicion, hint, scintilla, tinge, tincture, whiff, whisper, overtone, undertone, nuance, colouring
    informal smidgen, tad
    [Antonyms] lashings
  • 3 he led the raids with such skill and dash
    [Antonyms] ineptitude, apathy
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