Synonyms of dash


1. dash, elan, flair, panache, style, elegance

usage: distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

2. dash, sprint, run, running

usage: a quick run

3. dash, track event

usage: a footrace run at top speed; "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"

4. hyphen, dash, punctuation, punctuation mark

usage: a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text

5. dash, dah, telegraphic signal, radiotelegraphic signal

usage: the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

6. dash, bolt, haste, hurry, rush, rushing

usage: the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"


1. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot, rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it

usage: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

2. smash, dash, break

usage: break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"

3. crash, dash, hurl, hurtle, cast

usage: hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"

4. dash, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

usage: destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"

5. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare, intimidate, restrain

usage: cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"

6. dash, mix, mix in

usage: add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white"

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Definition and meaning of dash (Dictionary)