dash


dash (http://definr.com/dash)

     n 1: distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the
          confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: elan, flair,
           panache, style]
     2: a quick run [syn: sprint]
     3: a footrace run at top speed; "he is preparing for the
        100-yard dash"
     4: a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word
        or between the syllables of a word when the word is
        divided at the end of a line of text [syn: hyphen]
     5: the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
        [syn: dah]
     6: the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the
        door" [syn: bolt]
     v 1: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the
          yard" [syn: dart, scoot, scud, flash, shoot]
     2: break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a
        plate" [syn: smash]
     3: hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the
        wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock" [syn: crash]
     4: destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
     5: cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal" [syn: daunt,
         scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, {frighten
        away}, scare]
     6: add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed
        with white"