dash

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. shatter, smash; frustrate, dishearten; hurl, cast; dart. See destruction, dejection, haste, propulsion. —n. élan, spirit; spurt, soupçon, trace. See activity, velocity, littleness, energy, ostentation.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A sprint].
Common dashes include: 50-yard, 100-yard, century, 220-yard, 50-meter, 100-meter, 200-meter; see also race 3 , sport 3 .
2. [A short, swift movement]
Syn. spurt, sortie, rush, bolt; see run 1 .
3. [Punctuation marking a break in thought]
Syn. em, em dash, em quad, quad, quadrat, en, en quad, en dash, two-em quad, etc., mutton quad*, nut quad*; see also mark 1 , punctuation .
4. [A little of something]
Syn. little, a few drops, pinch, hint, sprinkle, scattering, sprinkling, seasoning, zest, touch, dab, slight admixture, grain, trace, tinge, suspicion, suggestion, squirt, splash, taste, soup?on, infinitesimal amount, teentsy-weentsy bit*, smidgen*; see also bit 1 , part 1 , trace 1 .
Ant. too much*, quantity, excess.
v.
1. [To strike violently]
Syn. smash, crash, buffet, pound; see beat 1 , 3 , break 2 , smash .
2. [To discourage]
Syn. thwart, dampen, dismay, blast; see destroy 1 , discourage 1 .
3. [To sprint]
Syn. race, speed, tear; see run 2 .
4. [To throw]
Syn. hurl, fling, cast; see throw 1 .
5. [To splash]
Syn. spatter, splatter, swash; see splash .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. race run, sprint.
2. a little trace, bit, smidgen, sprinkle, hint, pinch, taste, drop.
II
v.
1. run sprint, race, bolt, speed, zip, rush, dart, bound, charge, shoot, scoot, scamper, tear.
2. smash break, hit, strike, shatter, throw, hurl, slam, fling, sling, splash.
3. frustrate confound, discourage, dampen, thwart, circumvent, foil, ruin, spoil, dishearten.
ANT.: 3. encourage, aid
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm: cast, dart, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, pitch, shoot, shy2, sling, throw, toss. Informal: fire. See MOVE. 2. To hurl or scatter liquid upon: bespatter, slop, slosh, spatter, splash, splatter, spray, swash. See STRIKE. 3. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE. 4. To spoil or destroy: blast, blight, nip1. See HELP. II noun 1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner: animation, bounce, brio, élan, esprit, life, liveliness, pertness, sparkle, spirit, verve, vigor, vim, vivaciousness, vivacity, zip. Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness. Slang: oomph. See ACTION. 2. A tiny amount: bit1, crumb, dab1, dot, dram, drop, fragment, grain, iota, jot, minim, mite, modicum, molecule, ort, ounce, particle, scrap1, scruple, shred, smidgen, speck, tittle, trifle, whit. Chiefly British: spot. See BIG. 3. A slight amount or indication: breath, ghost, hair, hint, intimation, semblance, shade, shadow, soupçon, streak, suggestion, suspicion, taste, tinge, touch, trace, whiff, whisper. Informal: whisker. See BIG, SHOW. 4. A very small mark: dot, fleck, pinpoint, point, speck, spot. See MARKS. 5. A quality of active mental and physical forcefulness: punch, starch, verve, vigor, vigorousness, vim, vitality. Informal: snap. Idiom: vim and vigor. See ACTION, TIRED.

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