1 [singular] an act of running or going somewhere very quickly because you are in a hurry
make a dash for someone/something:
She made a sudden dash for the door.
make a dash for it (=run very quickly to escape or reach a place):
He looked at his guards and wondered whether he should make a dash for it.
a mad dash (=in an extremely fast uncontrolled way):
We had a mad dash around town in search of a present for Dad.
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