dash collocations and examples

 UK /dæʃ/

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an act of running or hurrying

Adjectives frequently used with dash
quick and urgent: frantic, mad, quickThe rain and hail came in again with a vengeance and we were forced to make a mad dash for the cars.at a late stage: final, last-minuteA deputation organized by the Writers’ Guild made a last-minute dash to Strasbourg and put the concerns of rights holders directly to MEPs.
Verbs frequently used with dash
makeThe old man made a dash for the door, but was intercepted.

Usage note

When you talk about someone hurrying in order to escape from somewhere or reach a place, you can say that they make a dash for it: He looked at his guards and wondered if he should make a dash for it.

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