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Pronunciation: /dæʃ/

Translation of dash in Spanish:


  • 1 (sudden movement) (no plural/sin plural) to make a dash for safety/shelter correr a ponerse a salvo/a cobijarse he made a dash for freedom intentó escaparse everyone made a dash for the exit todos se precipitaron hacia la salida to make a dash for it [colloquial/familiar] salir* a toda mecha [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The new initiative comes just months after a defendant leapt over the dock at Southend court and made a dash for freedom.
    • I made a dash for the door, and as I did I triggered the electronic video sensors at the store entrance, which wailed tumultuously as I broke out onto the street.
    • I autographed some books, including McTeer's, posed for a few photos, and, running late for my plane, made a dash for the exit.
  • 2 countable/numerable (small amount) poquito (masculine) a dash of vinegar un poquito or unas gotas de vinagre a dash of pepper una pizca de pimienta a dash of milk un chorrito de leche dark hair with a dash of grey pelo (masculine) entrecano
    Example sentences
    • Develop/wash in a flat-bottomed tray containing water with a dash of washing-up liquid added.
    • The dip, composed of vinegar, a splash of soy sauce and a dash of red chili, could use a certain extra something to give it more of a zing, as the roll was in need of a little something to wake up the taste buds.
    • A Mochatail for those daring enough to drink one is a dash of espresso coffee, sprinkled with chocolate cookie, topped with whipped cream.
    Example sentences
    • All that is charming about Australian wine, with a dash of sophistication.
    • Like many a group before them, they had met at art school, and not surprisingly they added a dash of colour to both their image and music.
    • The meet and the hunt provided a dash of colour in the lives of all during the otherwise drab British winter.
  • 3 countable/numerable 3.1 (punctuation mark) guión (masculine) 3.2 (in Morse code) raya (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Today, when we think of telegraphs we think of electric telegraphs, we think of wires and Morse code and dots and dashes and telegrams and that sort of thing.
    • Both transmitted in simplified Morse code, one solely dots, the other solely dashes.
    • Morse Code uses a series of dots and dashes to transmit and receive messages.
    Example sentences
    • This book's a success, it's true, even though it's about commas, apostrophes, colons, dashes and other marks.
    • In less formal writing, the dash is often a catch-all mark to take the place of both colon and semicolon, obviating the need to distinguish them or think about more subtle kinds of punctuation.
    • Their use of the dash in the letters seems consistent with its use in much nineteenth - century correspondence.
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable (spirit, nerve) brío (masculine) to play/perform with dash tocar*/actuar* con brío to cut a dash (British English/inglés británico) ser* el centro de todas las miradas, llamar la atención, partir plaza (Mexico/México)
    Example sentences
    • Brimming with this new dash of energy, Darteil just needed one more psychological push.
    • It is these characteristics that give these Mozart performances, with the violinist doubling as soloist and director of the OAE, such dash and vitality.
    • If the winners emerge with some dash in their style, they may also have to contend with being All-Ireland favourites.
  • 5 countable/numerable [Sport/Deporte] carrera (feminine) ([ de poca distancia ]) the 100m dash los 100m planos or (Spain/España) lisos or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) llanos
    Example sentences
    • He runs the fastest 40-yard dash of any defensive tackle, 4.85 seconds.
    • Mornings can feel like a 50-yard dash, racing from the gym to the kids' school to the workplace.
    • The country's leading sprinters kick off the heats with the 50m dash - a tough line-up to just make the semi-final among the men.
  • 7 countable/numerable [Cars/Automovilismo] [colloquial/familiar] tablero (masculine) (de mandos), salpicadero (masculine) (Spain/España)
    Example sentences
    • This is enlivened by Mondial blue flourishes on the dash, sports steering wheel and gearstick, and the same drilled aluminium pedals as the 172.
    • Wash and polish the bodywork, clean and polish the wheels to get rid of any engrained brake dust, vacuum and shampoo the interior and give the dash and steering wheel a good buffing.
    • The steering wheel and the dash are also made of the light and very strong material which has been used in Formula one since 1988.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (hurl) she dashed the plate to pieces hizo añicos or trizas el plato the ship was dashed against the rocks el barco se estrelló contra las rocas 1.2 (splash) echar she dashed her face with water to refresh herself se echó agua en la cara para refrescarse
  • 3 (mix) his hair was dashed with grey tenía el pelo entrecano or salpicado de gris
  • 4 (British English/inglés británico) [dated/anticuado] darn2 1

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (rush) I dashed to the rescue me lancé al rescate she dashed out salió disparada I'll just dash across the road for some milk voy en frente un minuto a comprar leche to dash into/across the room entrar en/atravesar* la habitación como una exhalación I can't stay long, I must dash [colloquial/familiar] me voy corriendo, que tengo prisa or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) que estoy apurada

Phrasal verbs

dash off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (write hurriedly) [letter/essay] escribir* corriendo 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (leave hastily) irse* corriendo

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