Dashing

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dash \Dash\ (d[a^]sh), verb (used with an object) [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 gamester 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dashing \Dash"ing\, adjective Bold; spirited; showy.

The dashing and daring spirit is preferable to the listless. --T. Campbell.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dashing

adjective

1: lively and spirited; "a dashing hero" [syn: {dashing}, {gallant}]

2: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: {dapper}, {dashing}, {jaunty}, {natty}, {raffish}, {rakish}, {spiffy}, {snappy}, {spruce}]


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