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verb     dash pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledashing
past tensedashed
past participledashed
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to run or go somewhere very quickly because you are in a hurry
    dash into/out of/across etc:

    I dashed out into the street, still in my pyjamas.

    Maria came dashing down the stairs.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to throw or hit something very violently onto a surface, usually so that it breaks
    dash something against/onto/to etc:

    He picked up a glass and dashed it against the wall.

    In a fit of rage James had dashed the priceless vase to the ground.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] if water dashes against something, it hits it violently
      dash against:

      Huge waves dashed against the side of the boat.

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