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Synonyms of dash in English:


  • 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
    informaltear, 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 informalbomb, go like the clappers, bucket, put one's foot down
    Scottish informalwheech
    North American informalboogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out
    informal, , datedcut along
    North American vulgar slangdrag/tear/haul ass
    archaicpost, 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
    informalchuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung
    North American informalpeg
    Australian informalhoy
    New Zealand informalbish
  • 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;
    informalput the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, put paid to, queer
    British informalscupper, dish
    [Antonyms] raise
  • Phrases

    dash something off

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


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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;
  • 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
    informalsmidgen, tad
    [Antonyms] lashings
  • 3 he led the raids with such skill and dash
    [Antonyms] ineptitude, apathy
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