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1. To strike suddenly or violently, whether throwing or falling as, to dash one stone against another.

Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Matt. iv.

2. To strike and bruise or break to break by collision but usually with the words, in pieces.

Thou shalt dash them in pieces, as a potter's vessel. Psalms 2

3. To throw water suddenly, in separate portions as, to dash water on the head.
4. To bespatter to sprinkle as, to dash a garment.
5. To strike and break or disperse.

At once the brushing oars and brazen prow dash up the sandy waves, and ope the depth below. Dryden.

6. To mix and reduce or adulterate by throwing in another substance as, to dash wine with water the story is dashed with fables.
7. To form or sketch out in haste, carelessly.
8. To erase at a stroke to strike out to blot out or obliterate as, to dash out a line or word.
9. To break to destroy to frustrate as, to dash all their schemes and hopes.
10. To confound to confuse to put to shame to abash to depress by shame or fear as, he was dashed at the appearance of the judge.

Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car. Pope.


1. To strike, break, scatter and fly off as, agitate water and it will dash over the sides of a vessel the waves dashed over the side of the ship.
2. To rush, strike and break or scatter as, the waters dash down the precipice.
3. To rush with violence, and break through as, he dashed into the enemy's ranks or he dashed through thick and thin.

DASH, n.

1. Collision a violent striking of two bodies as the dash of clouds.
2. Infusion admixture something thrown into another substance as, the wine has a dash of water.

Innocence, with a dash of folly. Addison.

3. Admixture as, red with a dash of purple.
4. a rushing, or onset with violence as, to make a dash upon the enemy.
5. A sudden stroke a blow an act.

She takes upon her bravely at first dash. Shak.

6. A flourish blustering parade as, the young fop made a dash.
7. A mark or line in writing or printing, noting a break or stop in the sentence as in Virgil, quos ego-: or a pause or the division of the sentence.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Dash'. King James Dictionary.

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