Synonyms of dash in English:

dash


See definition of dash

verb

1‘he dashed straight home to see his father’

SYNONYMS
rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, gallop, career, charge, shoot, hurtle, hare, bound, fly, speed, streak, zoom, plunge, dive, whisk, scurry, scuttle, scamper, scramble
informal tear, belt, pelt, scoot, zap, zip, whip, step on it, get a move on, hotfoot it, leg it, go hell for leather, steam, put on some speed, go like a bat out of hell, burn rubber
British informal bomb, go like the clappers, bucket, put one's foot down
Scottish informal wheech
North American informal boogie, hightail it, clip, barrel, get the lead out
informal, dated cut along
North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass
literary fleet
archaic post, hie, haste
ANTONYMS

dawdle

2‘he picked up the glass case and dashed it to the ground’

SYNONYMS
hurl, smash, crash, slam, throw, toss, fling, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, aim, direct, project, propel, send, bowl
informal chuck, heave, sling, buzz, whang, bung
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
New Zealand informal bish

3‘the wind and rain dashed against the thick stone walls’

SYNONYMS
be hurled, crash, smash
batter, strike, beat, pound, pummel, lash, slam into

4‘it was a 15-year-old newcomer who dashed her hopes for a third title’

SYNONYMS
shatter, destroy, wreck, ruin, crush, devastate, demolish, wreak havoc with, blast, blight, wipe out, overturn, torpedo, scotch, spoil, frustrate, thwart, balk, check
burst someone's bubble
informal put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, put paid to, queer
British informal scupper, dish
archaic bring to naught
ANTONYMS

raise


noun

1‘they made a dash for the door’

SYNONYMS
rush, race, run, sprint, bolt, dart, leap, charge, plunge, dive, bound, break, scamper, scramble
stampede

2‘the soup needs a dash of salt’

SYNONYMS
small amount, touch, sprinkle, pinch, taste, lick, spot, drop, dab, speck, smack, smattering, sprinkling, splash, dribble, trickle, grain, soupçon, trace, bit, modicum, little, suggestion, suspicion, hint, scintilla, tinge, tincture, whiff, whisper, overtone, undertone, nuance, colouring
informal smidgen, tad
ANTONYMS

lashings

3‘he led the raids with such skill and dash’

SYNONYMS
verve, style, stylishness, flamboyance, gusto, zest, confidence, self-assurance, elan, flair, flourish, vigour, vivacity, vivaciousness, sparkle, brio, panache, éclat, exuberance, ebullience, enthusiasm, eagerness, vitality, dynamism, animation, liveliness, spirit, energy
informal pizzazz, pep, oomph, vim, zing, get-up-and-go
ANTONYMS

ineptitude, apathy


Phrases

    dash something off

    ‘I dashed off a note to Dave’


    SYNONYMS

    scribble, write hurriedly, write untidily, write illegibly, scratch, scrawl, doodle, jot, jot down