I'm sorry, but I must dash. I'm late.
She dashed down the hallway to the bathroom.
People were dashing inside to get out of the rain.
The waves dashed the boat against the rocks.
Her hopes of winning a medal were dashed after she broke her leg. Noun
We made a dash for the exit.
the cavalry officer's dash and enthusiasm inspired his men to follow him into battle See More
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And the latter was the more traditionally dashing hero who wound up in Slough House due to the machinations of others, rather than something harder to justify like Marcus’ gambling problem or Catherine and Shirley’s problems with alcohol and drugs, respectively.—Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 29 Nov. 2023 With the assistance of a magical Santa's helper, Margaret falls in love with Stacy’s handsome co-worker, while Stacy falls in love with Margaret's fiance, the dashing Prince.—Dana Feldman, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Between the dashing main dining room and polished service, however, dinner unfolds like a splurge.—Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 The Holiday 100 dashes back to Billboard’s charts menu, ranking the top seasonal songs of all eras via the same formula used for the Billboard Hot 100, blending streaming, airplay and sales data.—Gary Trust, Billboard, 27 Nov. 2023 All Dressed Up The family posed for a dashing Thanksgiving photo in 2016…all while their house was under construction.—Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Bulldogs had inside track to Mountain West championship appearance before back-to-back losses to San Jose State and New Mexico eliminated them from contention
Fresno State’s conference championship dreams were dashed over the weekend, although the Bulldogs still have a bowl berth in their future.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 There were sunny skies over the Thessaloniki Film Festival this week, with unseasonably high temperatures leading many visitors to reach for the sunscreen while dashing between movie premieres and industry events at Greece’s longest-running film fest.—Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 11 Nov. 2023 Democrats notched several victories during the 2023 off-year elections, building on the party’s momentum from the 2022 midterm elections and dashing Republicans’ hopes to advance their conservative agendas in a handful of states.—Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 8 Nov. 2023
Just like the Cayenne received a remake of the dash and center console, a rethink of the entire man-machine relationship, so too Panamera.—Mark Ewing, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The spice factor is amplified a bit with age, but there are also notes of oak, caramel, vanilla, cherry syrup, candied orange, prune, and dash of cinnamon on the finish.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 26 Nov. 2023 Screen Time: 7:24 Verdict: Mulligan’s kooky cameo imbues this tragic lush with a dash of camp.—Peter Debruge, Variety, 24 Nov. 2023 One thing that's for the most part a human job is installing the dash and seats.—Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 21 Nov. 2023 Use breadcrumbs and mayonnaise to help hold the patties together, then add a dash of red chile paste to give them some kick.—Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2023 The dreams themselves are creepily and memorably staged, with unsettling zooms, ominous noises and odd dashes of prosthetic gore.—Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Find it on Amazon Enhance Your Style with the Elegant Shrug Cardigan
Add a dash of sophistication to any outfit with this Shrug Cardigan.—Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2023 To get rid of stains, apply a dash of vinegar and sprinkle some baking soda.—Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 13 Nov. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English dasshen, probably from Middle French dachier to impel forward