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verb[no object]NZ, Australian
Ride on horseback through thick vegetation in pursuit of wild or straying cattle.‘can you scrub-dash on a good horse?’
- ‘Bill soon became adept at scrub dashing and moonlighting.’
- ‘Surviving the mad scrub dash I came to a clearing with a great black bull at bay behind a clump of pandanus.’
- ‘It was all scrub-dashing, hurdling over logs, and jumping dry gullies.’
- ‘The men go kangaroo hunting also, when it is necessary, “scrub dashing,” which requires a considerable number.’
- ‘I had taken a fancy to this particular horse, but he was extremely green when it came to scrub-dashing through timber.’
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