mad dash


: a wild and uncontrolled rush
In his mad dash to the store, he forgot his wallet.

Examples of mad dash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Defensive ends and outside linebackers are usually in the business of trying to overpower (or run around) a tackle or tight end while making a mad dash to the quarterback. Ben Volin,, 18 Sep. 2023 Eyes on 2024: The GOP debate mad dash Monday is the Republican National Committee’s deadline to qualify for the party’s first presidential debate, which is being held Wednesday in Milwaukee. Chuck Todd, NBC News, 21 Aug. 2023 The mad dash for a new director happened so fast that the opportunity was overwhelming, said Leterrier. Jen Yamato, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2023 In a mad dash to the end zone, the Dons’ Jonathan Solomon recovered the ball for a touchdown. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2023 By 2020, as the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a mad dash online for large brands, the cost of advertising on Facebook continued to rise. Sam Venis, The New Republic, 30 July 2023 In 2017, a defecting North Korean soldier stumbled across nearby, under heavy gunfire, in a mad dash for sanctuary. Foster Klug, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 July 2023 Once hatched, baby sea turtles must make the mad dash from their nest to the water. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2023 The mad dash between Rione Monti, Via dei Serpenti lapping Colle Oppio, through the streets around Santa Maria Maggiore before taking the less conventional descent down the Trinità dei Monti staircase, skidding to a halt at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. Lorenzo Cecioni, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 June 2023 See More

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“Mad dash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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