dash off

phrasal verb

dashed off; dashing off; dashes off
: to write (something) in a very quick and hurried way
I have just enough time to dash off a letter.

Examples of dash off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Biden’s advisers are eager for the coming general-election fight and counting on voters to start paying more attention to Donald J. Trump, with the president himself even proposing and dashing off videos to ridicule the things his Republican rival says. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2024 There have been moments when DeBose has seen things dashing off on a thrilling new vector, where life will never be the same. Alicia Ramírez, NBC News, 18 Jan. 2024 After Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested that Beijing would be sending new pandas to California in 2024, San Francisco Mayor London Breed dashed off a Dec. 1 letter signaling her city zoo’s interest. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Feb. 2024 Still bereft years later, Brian seizes on a clue to her whereabouts and dashes off to find her, with unexpected results. People Staff, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 In March 2020, Ms. Menendez dashed off a text message to General Helmy. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Starting with its lock-down and slash-resistant straps, which prevent grab-and-go thieves from dashing off with your bag, the crossbody bag can be locked to a stationary object or chair. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 10 Oct. 2023 Typically, this bright blue and gray bird will eagerly work nonstop to pluck peanuts or sunflower seeds from your feeder, dash off to stash its prize somewhere nearby and quickly return to repeat the process. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 Fliers trying to make a super-tight connection A seat near the front of the cabin would be best for dashing off the plane and getting to your next gate. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Sep. 2023

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“Dash off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dash%20off. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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