Definition of dash something off in English:

dash something off

phrasal verb

  • Write something hurriedly and without much premeditation.

    ‘I dashed off a quick letter’
    • ‘I tend to dash things off without thinking so much.’
    • ‘You law students might think that we old law profs just dash these things off in an hour, but, in fact, it takes some doing.’
    • ‘The excuse for churning out a far less funny film, it seemed, was simple: ‘We just dashed it off.’’
    • ‘A minor project for the master architect, perhaps, but with a grandness indicating that he didn't just dash it off.’
    • ‘We were confronted by a row of little pictures that not only looked as though they had been dashed off at high speed, but plainly were considered by their makers to be complete.’
    • ‘John Taylor's paper was dashed off and sent to the scientific journal Nature for publication.’
    scribble, write hurriedly, write untidily, write illegibly, scratch, scrawl, doodle
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