\ 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 The map should have indicated the area, annexed by Russia in 2014, with a dashed border line. New York Times, "Corrections: November 8, 2019," 7 Nov. 2019 The pain of dashed expectations is worth something. Charlotte Wilder, SI.com, "The NFL Is Reminding Us Why Expectations Are a Bad Idea," 20 Sep. 2019 Gauzy American landscapes — a red-rock desert, a rainbowed glade — are threaded with a dashed red line that tracks the snails’ progress. Julia Turner, New York Times, "A New Technology Age: When the Technology Is Books, and the Age Is 3 to 7," 18 May 2018 Your hassle is some reputation exposure, some administrative expense, and some dashed investor expectation as to liquidity, but none of those are catastrophic. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Friday, May 18," 18 May 2018 For six-time Grammy nominee PJ Morton, on the other hand, early Grammy memories are rooted in dashed dreams -- watching his friend, R&B artist India. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "SZA, Dua Lipa & More Rock Pre-Grammys 2018 Shows at Mastercard House: Here's What You Missed," 29 Jan. 2018 The complete shutout was not only a surprise, but a dashed opportunity for Golden Globes history: Nanjiani could have been the first Pakistani star to win an acting statuette at the awards ceremony. Yohana Desta, HWD, "Why Were Tiffany Haddish and Girls Trip Shut Out of the Golden Globes?," 11 Dec. 2017

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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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“Dashed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashed. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dashed

: made up of a set of dashes (sense 1)

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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