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dash

2 noun
     
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1

small amount

[singular]
a) a small amount of a substance that is added to something else
dash of
Add salt, pepper and a dash of vinegar.
b) a small amount of a quality that is added to something else
dash of
Add a dash of romance to your life with a trip to Paris.
2

run quickly

[countable usually singular] an occasion when someone runs somewhere very quickly in order to get away from something or someone, or in order to reach them
make a dash for something
He made a dash for the door.
The prisoners made a dash for freedom.
It's pouring with rain - we'll have to make a dash for it.
When the alarm went there was a mad dash for the exit.
3

line

SLA [countable] a line [ - ] used in writing to separate two closely related parts of a sentence, as for example, in the sentence 'Go home - they're waiting for you.'
4

sound

[countable]SLA a long sound or flash of light used for sending messages in Morse code [↪ dot]
5x-ref

car

[countable] American English a dashboard
6

style

[uncountable] old-fashioned style, energy, and courage in someone such as a soldier
7

cut a dash

old-fashioned to look very impressive and attractive in particular clothes:
With her new image, she'll certainly cut a dash on her holiday cruise.

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