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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dash

Plural
es

dash (es)
  1. (typography) Any of the follow symbols: (figure dash), (en-dash), (em-dash), or (horizontal bar).
    sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to a hyphen or minus sign.
  2. A short run.
  3. A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.
    Add a dash of vinegar
  4. A dashboard.
  5. One of the two symbols of Morse code.

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Verb

Infinitive
to dash

Third person singular
dash

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to dash (third-person singular simple present dash, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To run quickly or for a short distance.
    He dashed across the field.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To leave or depart.
    I have to dash now. See you soon.
  3. (transitive) To destroy by striking (against).
    He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.
  4. (transitive) To throw violently.
    The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.
  5. (transitive) To sprinkle; to splatter.
  6. (transitive) To ruin; to destroy.
    Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.
  7. (transitive) To dishearten; to sadden.
    Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.
  8. (transitive) To complete hastily, usually with down or off.
    He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework

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Interjection

dash

  1. (euphemism) Damn!

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Norwegian

Noun

dash

  1. dash

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