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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dash v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dashed p. pr. & vb. n. Dashing.]
 1. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.
    If you dash a stone against a stone in the botton of the water, it maketh a sound.   --Bacon.
 2. To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
    Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.   --Ps. ii. 9.
 A brave vessel, . . .
 Dashed all to pieces.   --Shak.
 To perplex and dash
 Maturest counsels.   --Milton.
 3. To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
    Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car.   --Pope.
 4. To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.
    I take care to dash the character with such particular circumstance as may prevent ill-natured applications.   --Addison.
 The very source and fount of day
 Is dashed with wandering isles of night.   --Tennyson.
 5. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.
 6. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dash·ing, a. Bold; spirited; showy.
    The dashing and daring spirit is preferable to the listless.   --T. Campbell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lively and spirited; "a dashing hero" [syn: gallant]
      2: marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young
         man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, jaunty, natty,
          raffish, rakish, smart, spiffy, snappy, spruce]