make a dash for


: to run quickly to
We made a dash for the exit.

Examples of make a dash for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grind out politics; absorb science; wallow in fiction; walk about London; observe the crowds; calculate the loss of life and limb;…and then, when the whole being is red and brittle as sandstone in the sun, make a dash for The Faery Queen and give yourself up to it. Catherine Nicholson, The New York Review of Books, 23 Sep. 2021 Follow the squirrel strategy for some time, and then make a dash for it in some direction. Quanta Magazine, 25 Aug. 2021 Participants were eager to make a dash for the multi-colored loot that sprinkled the church’s front lawn. David Sharos,, 27 Mar. 2021 If history is any guide, investors could make a dash for US debt in the event that Trump does the unthinkable. John Detrixhe, Quartz, 26 Sep. 2020 Skiers who live in the shadows of Scottish peaks—or even in the cities of the country’s central belt, two to three hours away—can look out their windows and, if conditions seem right, make a dash for the hills. Simon Akam, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2017

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“Make a dash for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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