Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Dash"

The meaning of "Dash" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does dash with mean?
A: ahhh well based on a random guess it sounds like something from a fantasy book/movie/game? so it’ll mean something like “containing blood and wine.” (for example, “a potion dashed with blood and wine”)

dashed (adj.) means to be mixed with
Q: What does dash back mean?
A: Run back to where you came from.

I left the house to go to school. After about 5 minutes I realized I forgot my books. I dashed back home to get them.
Q: What does hundred-yard dash mean?
A: In this metaphor they’re trying to say that the same way that 100 yard dash a.k.a. a sprint can distinguish the fastest runners among the fast already intellectually great minds are not able to be as easily distinguished among all great minds.
Q: What does make sure it’s visible on your dash at all times. mean?
A: @PaulLewis: The front window. :)

'Dash' is short for 'dashboard', which is the part in front of the driver that has all of the controls on it.

Historically, a 'dashboard' was an actual board that people put in front of carriages so the driver didn't get splashed by mud as the horses trotted along. When cars were invented they were called 'horseless carriages', and a lot of the old words that we used for carriages kept being used, even though cars no longer look anything like carriages. :p
Q: What does so dashed competent mean?
A: Aye, it's adding emphasis. "Dashed" here is being used in place of a more forceful word like "dang" or "damn".

Example sentences using "Dash"

Q: Please show me example sentences with "dash away" and "dashing".
A: “Dash away” isn’t a very common phrase. We usually say “run away” instead. “Dashing” isn’t very commonly used either. It’s not a very modern word to use. The only time you’d really hear it is in the Christmas song Jingle Bells; “dashing through the snow.”

“Dashing” can also mean handsome, but this is also a pretty old fashioned descriptor. The only example I can think of is something like, “a dashing prince.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with dash.
A: Assuming you mean dash as in to quickly go somewhere;
"gotta dash!"
"gonna dash over to the shop"
etc
Q: Please show me example sentences with dash .
A: A dash is this mark: - (raya)

It also means to run somewhere quickly. I dashed home before anyone could catch me. It can also mean to hit someone. I dashed the bottle on his head.

My mother dashed to the door when the bell rang. Mi madre se lanzó a la puerta cuando sonó el timbre.
Q: Please show me example sentences with dash out .
A: Dash out = Run out (of a place) very quickly.

He dashed out of the room to escape the monster.
The students dashed out of the school once they were dismissed.
Q: Please show me example sentences with dashed.
A: Dashed is a verb which is basically a fancy word for "ran" so you could say "I dashed to the store" or "I dashed across the field"

Synonyms of "Dash" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between dash / run and sprint ?
A: dash means to run in a hurry however sprint means to cover a large distance in a short time
Q: What is the difference between dash and jerk ?
A: Dash is a controlled quick movement
Jerk is a quick movement that is not consciously controlled
Q: What is the difference between dash and blow and impact and hit and dunt and jolt and smash and smasher and stripe and clip and concussion and punch and strike and beat and hack and crusher and pound and biff and (there are even more of them that have a similar meaning and i just can’t understand which to use when) ?
A: ooookaaay this one's going to take a while to answer....

Let's start with the straightforward ones.

Hit: Very generic term. Usually means when someone slaps somebody or something with their hand.
I hit the ball and it bounced.
I hit my brother because he pinched me.
Can also be done with something you are holding in your hand:
I hit the ball with the tennis racket.
Or to slam into something intentionally or unintentionally:
I hit the ground hard, and rolled.

Punch:
To hit (usually somebody but also something) with your fist.
He insulted my friend so I punched him
I punched him on the jaw and then winced at my sore knuckles.
I was so angry I punched a hole in the wall.

Dash:
Describes a very short, violent action. Means with speed wrenching something sideways and against something hard.
The wave picked the boat up and dashed it against the rocks.
He fell and dashed his head upon the ground.

Blow:
A noun for a short, very powerful action. Imagine being hit by a wave that sweeps you off your feet, or being hit with something so heavy that your whole body collapses under the weight. Describes a motion so powerful that when it hits you it knocks you down or backwards.
I dealt him a powerful blow to the head.
He staggered under the blow.

Jolt:
A bumping or short shaking or juddering sensation. Imagine that you are driving over a bumpy road. Each time you drive over a bump, it feels like your seat is kicking you in the pants. That is a jolt.
The car jolted over the potholes.
The machine jolted and shuddered to a stop.
With a jolt I realised I'd forgotten to turn the stove off.

Impact:
An impact is a forceful blow that leaves a mark or an impression. Imagine all of somethings' force being concentrated in one small area.
The impact of the battering ram shook the castle walls.
When the meteor hit the earth, the impact could be felt for hundreds of kilometres.

Clip:
To knock against a small part of something as you go past, fast. Imagine a motorbike speeding past you, and the very edge of the handlebars just hits your arm as it goes past. It's not enough to knock you over, but it stings like hell. It's a blow that only catches the side of you and glances off.
I think we clipped that signpost back there.
She clipped me over the ear.

Concussion:
Concussion is a type of injury that results from someone being hit very hard on the head.
It is dangerous and can result in brain damage.
He's concussed. He just threw up and he's slurring his speech. We need to take him to a doctor.
He got a concussion from playing rugby.

Smash
To break roughly into big, messy, uneven pieces.
The plate smashed on the tiled floor.
I smashed the watermelon with the sledgehammer.

Crush
To squash flat or squash until something bruises or crumbles or breaks up.
Crush the garlic then add to the onions in the pan.
He crushed the can under his foot.

Beat
Hit, thresh or batter repeatedly. Describes a strong, intentional movement.
He beat the drum.
They beat him up.
Beat the egg whites until fluffy.

Pound
Describes a dull, rhythmic thumping. Pounding makes a 'dum dum dum' sound.
My heart was pounding in my ears.
I pounded the biscuits into smithereens.
I pounded my fists against the door. 'let me in' I cried.

Hack
To chop at something roughly and repeatedly with a blade.
They hacked down the tree.
He hacked off a piece of seal blubber for me to eat.

Strike: (Note: irregular verb, p.p struck)
To lash across something, to hit something in a deadly and accurate manner. Think of something long, like a rope or a whip, flicking across something and hitting hard and painfully in one place.
Lightning struck the tree.
The snake struck, sinking its teeth into my arm.
He struck me across the face.

Biff
To punch lightly, not meaning to do much harm.
She biffed him on the ear.
I biffed him lightly on the nose, and he threw a pillow at my face.

Here are a few more:

Cuff
To hit lightly in a friendly way, not meaning to hurt the other person. If your friend was teasing you, you might pretend to hit them, but only hit them very lightly. That would be a cuff.
He cuffed me on the ear and I ducked, laughing.
He tried to pretend to be annoyed, but a smile snuck onto his face, and I laughed, so he cuffed me.

Batter
To beat against continuously or over and over. Battering is lighter than beating but stronger than pattering.
The little house on the ciff top was battered by the wind and rain.
I returned, bruised and battered.

Patter
Much like batter, but softer and lighter. Means a soft overlapping sound of tiny beats.
I listened to the soft pattering of rain against the window.
The sound of the children's footsteps pattered up and down the corridor.

Smack
To hit (not that hard) and make a loud, distinct sound. If you imagine the sound of a wet balled-up piece of newspaper hitting a window, that is a perfect smacking sound.
Smacking your children is illegal in New Zealand.
The bird smacked straight into the window.
He smacked his lips noisily.

Thump
To hit something hard, and make a soft, dull noise. Like if you hit someone as hard as you could with a pillow. Similar to punch, but you could hit them with anything, not just your fist, so long as it wasn't too noisy.
Watch out or I'll thump you!
He thumped me.

Pummel
To thump over and over continuously with your fists.
He jumped on his brother's back and pummelled him.
They pummelled each other until they were both bruised and bleeding.

Tap
To hit gently and precisely
He tapped against the wall, listening carefully for a change in sound that would tell him where it was hollow.
He tapped the hammer against the bell and it rang out loud and clear.

Knock
To rap firmly with your knuckles
I knocked on the door
Knock (down, over) To accidentally bump into strongly and cause to fall over.
The wave knocked me off my feet.
I accidentally knocked the vase off the table.
She knocked me over.

Crash
To lose control and slam into something, hard.
He fell off his bike and crashed into the ground, grazing his knee.
I slipped coming down the hill and crashed into a tree.
The car crashed into the wall.

A lot of English words are semi-onomatopoeic, meaning the words sound like what they are.

Compare: crash, bash, smash, dash
They all describe some sort of messy collision where things get broken into pieces.

Shudder, judder
Some sort of ongoing jolting

Clatter, batter, patter, natter, chatter,
Makes a lot of overlapping noises

Smack, thwack, clack, click
Makes a sharp, distinct sound.

Knock
Makes a deep distinct sound

Thump, clomp, stomp, stamp, tamp
Makes a dull pounding noise

slam, ram
Makes a big sudden dull noise from pushing into something hard
Wham! Bam!
A big dull noise

Some words don't necessarily make any sound, but still relate to words that do.

Jam, cram, ram
Trying to push something into a small space

Cramped
Pushed uncomfortably into a small space

Clam, clamp
Push firmly shut

One syllable words that have sounds that you can draw out easily are more likely to describe a continuous uninterrupted action, especially words ending combinations of approximants like l, r, w

Growl, drawl, snarl, crawl, scrawl

Sometimes words have surprising links

Curl, furl, burl, whirl, hurl, swirl
All describe an action to do with rolling

Words that start with wh- are often to do with the air or wind
Whoosh, whirr, whirl, whistle, swish, swoosh,

Words often mix qualities of different sounds. Words starting and ending in b, p and m sounds are often very soft, clumsy, dull and undefined.

Bump, bumble, mumble,
Very soft, gentle, clumsy and undefined actions and sounds.

Words that mix a distinct sound with a soft b, p, m sound often have a mix of these qualities.

Crumple, crumble, stumble, tumble
Starts well defined then gently, clumsily loose shape by falling to pieces, or starts well-coordinated then becomes clumsy

Slump, clump, lump
Starts with a clear shape then sags or bunches together into an amorphous blob.

When you learn a new word for an action, trying to group it into similar sounding words to see if they have anything in common. For instance, you could think of whether the action is continuous and uninterrupted, repetitive or happens only once, makes a dull or distinct sound, is intentional or unintentional, is accurate or rough.


Hope this helps!
Q: What is the difference between dash and rush ?
A: Dashing could be used to describe running fast in general. Characters in video games can dash forward. But you can also informally say "I've got to dash!" if you suddenly realise you are late.

Rushing is most commonly used to describe doing an action quickly because you are running late, like "I'm rushing to get dressed because I woke up late!" or "I'm rushing my breakfast." But, rushing can also describe running forwards with haste. Like: "The doors opened and the crowd rushed forward." or "The army rushed towards the enemy."

I would say "rush" sounds more hasty and urgent or panicked than "dash".
Q: What is the difference between dash of cream and a bit of cream ?
A: It is the same thing. ‘A dash of cream’ is more casual.

Translations of "Dash"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? выскочить из автобуса
dash off? dash from??
A: You could say “to hop off (or on) the bus”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How do you read the dash in "X-Y relations"? (X and Y here stand for two countries).
A: Thanks!
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? dashing
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? which one is right : “he made a dash to the door” or “he made a dash for the door”
A: "He made a dash for the door."
This is the correct sentence.

Otherwise, you could say
"He dashed to the door"
In past-tense.

Other questions about "Dash"

Q: Can Japanese "ー" be called

A)elongating dash
B)elongating sign
C)elongating line
A: I would just call it a dash or a long dash
Q: I want to buy a portable dash cam pouch next year.

Can you understand this sentence?
A: You want a pouch, as in a small bag for your dashcam? if so, you've written it very well.
Q: What does "a dash of editing skulduggery" ,mean?
What does "Spoiler" mean?


Context>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
So begins NASA’s explanation of a stunning video published June 1, which shows a monster moon quickly approaching a dozen or so humans perched on a ridge. Just as rapidly, the looming lunar orb then starts to sink behind the ridge, looking for all the world as if it is falling from the sky.

Why, you might ask, is NASA getting so excited about a sci-fi movie clip, or some internet illusion created with a dash of editing skulduggery? Spoiler: They’re not.

Daniel López, a photographer based in the Canary Islands, shot this scene on the morning of May 30 from a perch near Tenerife’s Mount Teide volcano, capturing the otherworldly landscape as the sun rose and the full moon set. (The first of its kind for the month of May, this particular full moon is traditionally known as the flower moon, corn planting moon, or milk moon by various cultures, in case you’re curious.)
A: "skulduggery" means tricky or deceiving behavior, so in this context it would mean editing tricks in order to deceive the viewer.

"spoiler" means to ruin something for the audience, but in this context it's used ironically because they want to inform the audience of a true event that might have previously been perceived as fake footage.
Q: Why there is a dash between each other?

"Since similar-charged objects repel each-other and opposite-charged objects attract each other, negative charges then begin to spread out near the base of the cloud. "
A: I want to say it's a mistake... "Each other" doesn't need a hyphen in between. Plus, he wrote "each other" without a hyphen right after.
Q: A dash of ....? How could I say? I mean "a piece of"
A: A piece of what? It depends on the context.

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