Dash Dash (d[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dashing}.] [Of. Scand. origin; cf. Dan daske to beat, strike, Sw. & Icel. daska, Dan. & Sw. dask blow.] 1. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against. [1913 Webster]

If you dash a stone against a stone in the botton of the water, it maketh a sound. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. --Ps. ii. 9. [1913 Webster]

A brave vessel, . . . Dashed all to pieces. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To perplex and dash Maturest counsels. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress. --South. [1913 Webster]

Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture. [1913 Webster]

I take care to dash the character with such particular circumstance as may prevent ill-natured applications. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The very source and fount of day Is dashed with wandering isles of night. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

5. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon. [1913 Webster]

6. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dashed — adjective Date: circa 1889 made up of a series of dashes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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