dash

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noun
1 sudden quick movement
ADJECTIVE
quick, sudden
frantic, mad, wild (esp. AmE)
final, last-minute (both esp. BrE)
VERB + DASH
make
PREPOSITION
dash across

We had to make a frantic dash across town to get our plane

dash for

He made a dash for the door.

dash from
dash through

a mad dash through back alleys

The book starts with a quick dash through the country's history. (esp. BrE)

dash to

He made a 200-mile dash to the hospital when a kidney donor became available.

2 small amount of sth
VERB + DASH
add

Add a dash of lemon juice.

PREPOSITION
dash of

The food is European with a dash of Morocco.

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verb
1 go/run quickly
ADVERB
frantically
about (esp. BrE), around, back, forward, off, out

I have to dash off now.

VERB + DASH
have to, must (esp. BrE)

I have to dash—I'm late.

PREPOSITION
across, along, down, in, into, out of, through, to, up

He dashed frantically across the road.

2 destroy sth
ADVERB
quickly
cruelly (esp. BrE)

Her hopes were cruelly dashed when her parents refused to let her go.

Dash is used with these nouns as the object: ↑hope

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