Synonyms of dash in English:

dash


See definition of dash

verb

1‘he dashed straight home to see his father’

SYNONYMS

rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, streak, zoom, plunge, dive, whisk, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble

informal tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, whip, step on it, get a move on, hotfoot it, leg it, go hell for leather, steam, put on some speed, go like a bat out of hell, burn rubber

British informal bomb, go like the clappers, bucket, put one's foot down

Scottish informal wheech

North American informal boogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out

informal, dated cut along

North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass

literary fleet

archaic post, hie, haste

ANTONYMS

dawdle

2‘he picked up the glass case and dashed it to the ground’

SYNONYMS

hurl, smash, crash, slam, throw, toss, fling, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, aim, direct, project, propel, send, bowl

informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung

North American informal peg

Australian informal hoy

NZ informal bish

3‘the wind and rain dashed against the thick stone walls’

SYNONYMS

be hurled, crash, smash

batter, strike, beat, pound, pummel, lash, slam into

4‘it was a 15-year-old newcomer who dashed her hopes for a third title’

SYNONYMS

shatter, destroy, wreck, ruin, crush, devastate, demolish, wreak havoc with, blast, blight, wipe out, overturn, torpedo, scotch, spoil, frustrate, thwart, baulk, check

burst someone's bubble

informal put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, put paid to, queer

British informal scupper, dish

archaic bring to naught

ANTONYMS

raise


noun

1‘they made a dash for the door’

SYNONYMS

rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, leap, charge, plunge, dive, bound, break, scamper, scramble

stampede

2‘the soup needs a dash of salt’

SYNONYMS

small amount, touch, sprinkle, pinch, taste, lick, spot, drop, dab, speck, smack, smattering, sprinkling, splash, dribble, trickle, grain, soupçon, trace, bit, modicum, little, suggestion, suspicion, hint, scintilla, tinge, tincture, whiff, whisper, overtone, undertone, nuance, colouring

informal smidgen, tad

ANTONYMS

lashings

3‘he led the raids with such skill and dash’

SYNONYMS

verve, style, stylishness, flamboyance, gusto, zest, confidence, self-assurance, elan, flair, flourish, vigour, vivacity, vivaciousness, sparkle, brio, panache, éclat, exuberance, ebullience, enthusiasm, eagerness, vitality, dynamism, animation, liveliness, spirit, energy

informal pizzazz, pep, oomph, vim, zing, get-up-and-go

ANTONYMS

ineptitude, apathy


Phrases

    dash something off

      ‘I dashed off a note to Dave’

      SYNONYMS

      scribble, write hurriedly, write untidily, write illegibly, scratch, scrawl, doodle, jot, jot down