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dash

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dash

  1. 1 to go at a pace faster than a walk <one sprinter dashed to the finish line in record-breaking time> Synonyms run, gallop, jog, scamper, sprint, trip, trotRelated Words bound, canter, leap, lope, shag, skip, spring; barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, course, foot (it), hare, hasten, hie, hoof (it), hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, leg (it), pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, rush, rustle, shoot, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom; nip, patter, scoot, scurry, scuttle, step (along)Near Antonyms amble, saunter, shamble, shuffle, stroll; crawl, creep, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; lumber, plod, trudge; hobble, limp

  2. 2 to proceed or move quickly <we dashed about in a panic, trying to get everything organized before the guests were scheduled to arrive> Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), hurry, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

  3. 3 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm <she dashed water in his face in an attempt to wake him up> Synonyms cast, catapult, chuck, throw, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, tossRelated Words bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust

  4. 4 to wet or soil by striking with something liquid or mushy <our clothes were dashed with the mud of passing cars> Synonyms bespatter, splash, plash, spatter, splatterRelated Words drench, drown, impregnate, saturate, soak, sop, souse, steep; bathe, douse (also dowse), wash, water; slop, slush, spray, sprinkle, squirt

  5. 5 to cause (something liquid or mushy) to move along in sheets <a sudden jolt dashed the hot coffee onto the driver's lap> Synonyms splash, slop, slosh, spatter, swashRelated Words dabble, lap, plash, wash; spray, sprinkle, spritz; squirt

  6. 6 to make sad <she's always dashed by the failure of her matchmaking efforts> Synonyms bum (out), burden, depress, deject, get down, oppress, sadden, weigh downRelated Words ail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, get down, unnerve; agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, disturb, exercise, freak (out), perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms animate, enliven, invigorate; assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please; boost, elevate, lift, upliftAntonyms brighten, buoy, cheer (up), gladden, lighten, rejoice




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