"dashes" in the noun sense
1. dash, elan, flair, panache, style
distinctive and stylish elegance
"he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
2. dash, sprint
a quick run
a footrace run at top speed
"he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
4. hyphen, dash
a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
5. dash, dah
the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
6. dash, bolt
the act of moving with great haste
"he made a dash for the door"
"dashes" in the verb sense
1. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot
run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"
2. smash, dash
break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
"Smash a plate"
3. crash, dash
hurl or thrust violently
"He dashed the plate against the wall"
"Waves were dashing against the rock"
destroy or break
"dashed ambitions and hopes"
5. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare
cause to lose courage
"dashed by the refusal"
add an enlivening or altering element to
"blue paint dashed with white"
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