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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dash  \Dash\,  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. 
 
  If  you  dash  a  stone  against  a  stone  in  the  botton  of 
  the  water,  it  maketh  a  sound.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  break,  as  by  throwing  or  by  collision;  to  shatter;  to 
  crust;  to  frustrate;  to  ruin. 
 
  Thou  shalt  dash  them  in  pieces  like  a  potter's 
  vessel.  --Ps.  ii  9. 
 
  A  brave  vessel,  .  .  .  Dashed  all  to  pieces.  --Shak. 
 
  To  perplex  and  dash  Maturest  counsels.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  put  to  shame;  to  confound;  to  confuse;  to  abash;  to 
  depress.  --South. 
 
  Dash  the  proud  games?er  in  his  gilded  car  --Pope. 
 
  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. 
 
  I  take  care  to  dash  the  character  with  such 
  particular  circumstance  as  may  prevent  ill-natured 
  applications.  --Addison. 
 
  The  very  source  and  fount  of  day  Is  dashed  with 
  wandering  isles  of  night.  --Tennyson. 
 
  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. 
 
  6.  To  erase  by  a  stroke;  to  strike  out  knock  out  --  with 
  out  as  to  dash  out  a  word 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dashing  \Dash"ing\,  a. 
  Bold;  spirited;  showy. 
 
  The  dashing  and  daring  spirit  is  preferable  to  the 
  listless.  --T.  Campbell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dashing 
  adj  1:  lively  and  spirited;  "a  dashing  hero"  [syn:  {gallant}] 
  2:  marked  by  smartness  in  dress  and  manners;  "a  dapper  young 
  man";  "a  jaunty  red  hat"  [syn:  {dapper},  {jaunty},  {natty}, 
  {raffish},  {rakish},  {smart},  {snappy},  {spruce}] 




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