\ ˈdasht How to pronounce dashed (audio) \

Definition of dashed

: made up of a series of dashes a lane marked off by dashed lines

Examples of dashed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the path there isn’t yet clear, many backers say, and hydrogen has been a source of dashed hopes for years. Jenny Strasburg, WSJ, 14 June 2022 But the cream-cheese shortage appears to have hit a particular nerve, capping a year of dashed hopes for a return to normal with another obstacle to enjoying even the tiniest of indulgences. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 Seconds later, two more dashed from the street toward several trash bags. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 The dashed red lines shows the seven-day moving average. Cheri Mossburg And Amir Vera, CNN, 13 Sep. 2021 Like practically everything else, COVID-19 dashed plans for the usual festival in 2020. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 6 Aug. 2021 Then there’s the dashed hope that working from home would lead to a reduction in driving. Doug Gordon, The New Republic, 26 July 2021 This graph’s dashed green line shows the core CPI trend that was interrupted. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Any situation in which there are three times as many applicants as openings is going to lead to a lot of dashed hopes. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dashed

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dashed was circa 1889

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28 Jun 2022

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“Dashed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashed. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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