"dashing" 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"
"dashing" in the adjective sense
1. dashing, gallant
lively and spirited
"a dashing hero"
2. dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
"a dapper young man"
"a jaunty red hat"
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