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Another word for dash

  1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

      1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
      2. To become ignited; flame up:
      3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
      1. To throw in or bandy (ideas, remarks, etc.)
      2. To throw or propel to the ground:
      3. To throw or pitch about; fling here and there; buffet
      1. To cause to fall on or over something; cast:
      2. To direct, cast, turn, project, etc.
      3. To cast off; shed
      1. To throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
      2. To throw or fling:
      3. To throw, cast, fling, or hurl
      1. To throw or fling, esp. sideways with a jerk
      2. To move suddenly or draw back, as if startled or afraid:
      3. To move suddenly as when startled; jump; start; recoil
      1. To send forth (a missile or projectile); discharge or fire (a bullet, arrow, etc.)
      2. To discharge or fire (a gun, bow, charge of explosive, etc.)
      3. To cast (an anchor, fish net, etc.)
      1. To throw, usually with careful aim.
      2. (Baseball) To throw (the ball) from the mound to the batter.
      3. To throw; cast, fling, or toss
      1. To cause (a newly built vessel) to slide from the land into the water; set afloat
      2. (Nautical) To put (a boat) into the water in readiness for use.
      3. To throw oneself (into) with vigor; rush; plunge
      1. To move with or as if with great speed:
      1. To cause to move with great force or violence:
      2. To move with force or violence; rush
      3. To cast down; overthrow
      1. (Naut.) To raise, haul, pull, move, etc. by pulling with a rope or cable
      2. To push (at a capstan to turn it)
      3. To throw
      1. To move suddenly and violently; rush; dash
      2. To throw (oneself) energetically (into a task)
      3. To throw, esp. with force or violence; hurl; cast
      1. To throw, shoot, or send out suddenly and fast
      2. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
      3. (--- Archaic) To throw or cast (a dart or missile).
      1. To let fall; drop:
      2. To give birth to prematurely:
      3. To calculate astrologically:
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  2. To hurl or scatter liquid upon

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  3. To move swiftly

      1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
      2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
      3. To move quickly; dart.
      1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
      2. To move ahead at full speed.
      1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
      2. (Informal) To go at high speed
      3. To move or progress rapidly:
      1. To cut or tear apart roughly or vigorously
      2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
      3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
      1. (Informal) In great haste
      2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
      3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
      1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
      2. To move while making such a sound:
      3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
      1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
      2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
      3. To cause to move with speed and force:
      1. To carry or transport by flying:
      2. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
      3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
      1. To throw or spin rapidly:
      2. To move or do something quickly:
      3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
      1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
      2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
      3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
      1. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
      2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
      3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
      1. To cause to move at a trot.
      2. To cause to go at a trot
      3. To move quickly; hurry; run
      1. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
      2. To become torn:
      3. To move violently or with speed; dash
      1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
      2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
      1. To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
      2. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
      3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
      1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
      2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
      3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
      1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
      2. To move swiftly; scurry.
      3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
      1. To ride on a scooter.
      2. To move or slide (something) quickly
      3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
      1. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
      2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
      3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
      1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
      2. To cause to move rapidly:
      3. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
      1. To cause to function; operate:
      2. To sew with a continuous line of stitches:
      3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
      1. To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
      2. To carry by means of a rocket.
      3. To soar or rise rapidly:
      1. To move rapidly or at top speed:
      2. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
      3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
      1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
      2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
      3. To move at a vigorous gait:
      1. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
      2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
      3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
      1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
      2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
      3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
      1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
      2. To move in a quick fashion.
      3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
      1. (Rare) hasten
      2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
      1. (Baseball) To hit a fly ball.
      2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
      3. To run away from; flee from; avoid
      1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
      2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
      3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
      1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
      2. To move swiftly; flit; fly
      3. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
      1. To appear or occur suddenly:
      2. To move or proceed rapidly:
      3. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
      1. To hasten.
      2. To hurry; speed
      1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
      2. To move suddenly and fast
      3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
      1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
      2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
      3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
      1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
      2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
      3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
      1. (Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
      2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
      3. To start suddenly and run away:
  4. To spoil or destroy

      1. To remove or sever by pinching or snipping:
      2. To have a painful or injurious effect on because of cold
      3. To bite or sting with the cold; chill.
      1. To suffer blight
      2. To have a deleterious effect on; ruin.
      3. To cause (a plant, for example) to undergo blight.
      1. To blow up or move with or as with an explosive; explode
      2. To cause to shrivel, wither, or mature imperfectly by blast or blight:
      3. To shoot or destroy by shooting:
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  1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner

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  2. A tiny amount

      1. A flaw or defect, as in character or reputation; something blameworthy; fault
      2. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
      3. (Chiefly British) A small amount; a bit:
      1. The least bit; an iota:
      2. The least bit; jot; iota
      1. A particular kind of pewter.
      2. A small amount or degree; bit
      3. Something of little value or importance; trivial thing, idea, etc.; paltry matter
      1. A surname​.
      2. A dot or other small mark used as a diacritic
      3. The tiniest bit; an iota.
      1. A very small bit; particle
      2. A tiny amount; a bit:
      1. A very small quantity or amount.
      2. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
      1. A long, narrow strip or piece made by cutting or tearing
      2. A very small piece or amount; fragment; particle
      1. A very small quantity, amount, or part
      2. An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
      3. A feeling of hesitancy, doubt, or uneasiness arising from difficulty in deciding what is right, proper, ethical, etc.; qualm or misgiving about something one thinks is wrong
      1. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
      2. A small piece; bit; fragment; shred
      3. A bit of something written or printed; brief extract
      1. (Physics) A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
      2. (Linguistics) An uninflected item that has grammatical function but does not clearly belong to one of the major parts of speech, such as up in He looked up the word or to in English infinitives.
      3. A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
      1. Any small amount
      2. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains (28.35 grams).
      3. A tiny bit:
      1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A scrap or fragment of food left from a meal
      2. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
      3. A scrap; a bit.
      1. The smallest particle of a substance that retains the chemical and physical properties of the substance and is composed of two or more atoms; a group of like or different atoms held together by chemical forces.
      2. A small particle; a tiny bit.
      1. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
      2. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      3. Bit
      1. The smallest unit of liquid measure, equal to160 fluid dram or about half a drop (0.0616 milliliter): the British and Canadian imperial minim equals160 of an imperial fluid dram or 0.0592 milliliter
      2. A unit of fluid measure, as:
      3. An insignificantly small portion or thing.
      1. A trifling amount; the smallest bit
      2. The smallest bit; iota.
      1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ι, ι)
      2. A bank account that earns interest and pays it to a third party, generally a charity; the principal is typically being held in escrow by the accountholder.
      3. A very small amount; a bit:
      1. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
      2. A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united:
      3. A tiny bit; slightest amount
      1. (Grammar) A sentence fragment.
      2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
      3. The part that exists of a literary or other work left unfinished
      1. A trace or hint:
      2. Anything that drops or is used for dropping or covering something, as a drop curtain or piece of theater scenery, a drop hammer, or a trapdoor
      3. A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
      2. A random-access memory chip that must be recharged continually in order for stored data to be retained
      3. A small amount; a bit:
      1. A point put above or below a note to show that it is staccato
      2. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
      3. (Music) A point after a note or rest, increasing its time value by one half
      1. One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
      2. (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
      3. A small, soft or moist bit of something
      1. (Slang) A worthless, disgusting, or despicable person
      2. Any bit or scrap
      3. A very small piece broken off something; small particle or bit, esp. of bread, cake, etc.
      1. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      2. (Informal) A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior:
      3. A small portion, degree, or amount:
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  3. A slight amount or indication

      1. Any of the long, bristly hairs growing on each side of the upper lip of a cat, rat, etc.; vibrissa
      2. One of the long stiff tactile bristles or hairs that grow near the mouth and elsewhere on the head of most mammals; a vibrissa.
      3. The hair on a man's cheeks and chin.
      1. (Figuratively) A faint trace or hint (of something).
      2. (Internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room.
      3. Soft speech produced without using the full voice.
      1. A faint indication; hint; trace
      2. (Informal) A complete miss when attempting to hit something, as a golf ball, with a swinging motion
      3. A light puff or gust of air or wind; breath
      1. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
      2. An act of researching or ascertaining the origin or location of something:
      3. The visible line or spot that moves across the face of a cathode-ray tube
      1. A prospect for a loan or handout:
      2. An ability to propel a ball a desired distance; control or accuracy:
      3. A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture:
      1. A slight coloring; tint
      2. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
      3. A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
      1. An attitude or a style reflecting such ability or preferences on the part of a group of people of a particular time and place
      2. This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
      3. The ability to notice, appreciate, and judge what is beautiful, appropriate, or harmonious, or what is excellent in art, music, decoration, clothing, etc.
      1. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
      2. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
      3. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
      1. Something suggested:
      2. The process by which an idea is brought to the mind through its connection or association with another idea already in the mind
      3. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
      1. (Mineralogy) The color of the fine powder produced when a mineral is rubbed against a hard surface. Used as a distinguishing characteristic.
      2. A line or long, thin mark; stripe or smear, generally differing in color or texture from the surrounding area
      3. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      1. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
      2. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
      3. An incipient growth of beard that makes the skin look darker.
      1. Dark shadows gathering at dusk:
      2. Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat:
      3. Degree of darkness of a color; gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with black
      1. Likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
      2. A likeness, image, or representation
      3. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
      1. The act of intimating
      2. A formal announcement or declaration
      3. A hint; indirect suggestion
      1. A small, barely detectable amount of.
      2. A slight indication of a fact, wish, etc.; indirect suggestion or piece of advice; intimation; covert allusion
      3. A barely perceptible amount:
      1. A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human.
      2. Any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being
      3. A precise or exact degree:
      1. A faint, unwanted image, as:
      2. (Folklore) A dead person's disembodied spirit, esp. when thought of as appearing to the living as a pale, shadowy apparition
      3. The spirit of a dead person, especially one that is believed to appear to the living in bodily form or to haunt specific locations.
      1. A momentary pause or rest:
      2. Spirit or vitality:
      3. The capacity to breathe, especially in a natural and unlabored manner:
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  4. A very small mark

      1. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
      2. The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
      3. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
      1. A tiny amount; a bit:
      2. A small spot, mark, or stain
      1. (--- Basketball) A position in the forecourt beyond the top of the key, usually taken by the point guard.
      2. (--- Anthrop.) A stone, piece of flint, etc. worked manually to a sharp point, as for an arrowhead or spearhead
      3. (Linguistics) A vowel point.
      1. A very small amount of something:
      2. A very small or sharp point:
      3. The point of a pin.
      1. A lock, as of wool.
      2. A tiny mark or spot:
      3. A small piece; particle; flake
      1. A point used as a symbol of multiplication
      2. A point put above or below a note to show that it is staccato
      3. (Math.) A decimal point
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  5. A quality of active mental and physical forcefulness

      1. A small nuclear power source designed to provide electricity for satellites, remote automatic weather stations, etc.
      2. The sound produced by rapid movement of a finger from the thumb tip to the base of the thumb.
      3. A snap bean.
      1. Power to live or go on living
      2. The capacity to live, grow, or develop:
      3. The characteristic, principle, or force that distinguishes living things from nonliving things.
      1. Liveliness or energy; enthusiasm.
      1. Active or healthy growth
      2. The capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.
      3. Effective legal or binding force; validity
      1. Excitement of imagination such as that which animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing
      2. Vitality; liveliness.
      3. Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition:
      1. A white, tasteless, odorless substance found in potatoes, rice, corn, wheat, cassava, and many other vegetables: it is a granular solid, chemically a complex carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, and is used in adhesives, sizes, cooking, cosmetics, medicine, etc.
      2. Any of various substances, such as natural starch, used to stiffen cloth, as in laundering.
      3. A naturally abundant nutrient carbohydrate, (C6 H10 O5 )n , found chiefly in the seeds, fruits, tubers, roots, and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice, and varying widely in appearance according to source but commonly prepared as a white amorphous tasteless powder.
      1. A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
      2. A device or machine for making holes, cuts, etc.
      3. A beverage of fruit juices and sometimes a soft drink or carbonated water, often spiced and mixed with a wine or liquor base.

Another word for dash

  1. A sprint].

  2. A short, swift movement