To dash is to run quickly and energetically. When you dash through a door, you're trying to get out of the room as fast as possible.

  • She dashed out the door, trying to get away from the angry customer.

  • He dashed into the room, trying to catch the thief before he could escape.

Definition of dashing


lively and spirited




marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners


dapper, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, snappy, spiffy, spruce

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Example Sentences for dashing

  • 1

    The dash is the circumvention of that issue.

  • 2

    The Z Burst Dash is a much faster and more evasive version of the Dragon Dash.

  • 3

    The amount of dashes needs to be culled.

  • 4

    The happiness of the family is then cruelly dashed.

  • 5

    The men dashed off to work.

  • 6

    The bottom of the dash holds the speedometer and odometer.

  • 7

    The entire reason for the show was dashed to sunder.

  • 8

    Add a dash of salt and knead the mass well.

  • 9

    The dashed line indicates the mean arterial pressure.

  • 10

    The dashed line on top is the sum of the functions in the partition.