Definition of dash something off in English:

dash something off

phrasal verb

  • Write something hurriedly and without much premeditation.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A minor project for the master architect, perhaps, but with a grandness indicating that he didn't just dash it off.’
    • ‘The excuse for churning out a far less funny film, it seemed, was simple: ‘We just dashed it off.’’
    • ‘I tend to dash things off without thinking so much.’
    • ‘John Taylor's paper was dashed off and sent to the scientific journal Nature for publication.’
    • ‘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.’
    scribble, write hurriedly, write untidily, write illegibly, scratch, scrawl, doodle, jot, jot down
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