dash

dash
I [dæʃ]
nome
1) (rush) balzo m., corsa f.

it has been a mad dash to do — abbiamo dovuto correre come matti per fare

to make a dash for it — darsela a gambe

to make a dash for the train — correre per prendere il treno

2) (small amount) (of liquid) goccio m.; (of pepper) pizzico m.; (of colour) tocco m.
3) (flair) brio m.
4) (punctuation mark) trattino m.
5) (in morse code) linea f.
6) aut. colloq. (dashboard) cruscotto m.
7) sport

the 100 yard dash — la corsa delle 100 iarde

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to cut a dash — fare una bella figura o un figurone

II 1. [dæʃ]
verbo transitivo
1) (smash)

to dash sb., sth. against — sbattere qcn., qcs. contro

to dash sth. to the ground — scagliare qcs. per terra

2) fig. (crush) annientare [hope]
2.
verbo intransitivo (hurry)

to dash out of, into — precipitarsi fuori da, in

I must dash! — devo proprio scappare!

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[dæʃ] 1. verb
1) (to move with speed and violence: A man dashed into a shop.) balzare
2) (to knock, throw etc violently, especially so as to break: He dashed the bottle to pieces against the wall.) sbattere, infrangere
3) (to bring down suddenly and violently or to make very depressed: Our hopes were dashed.) distruggere
2. noun
1) (a sudden rush or movement: The child made a dash for the door.) balzo
2) (a small amount of something, especially liquid: whisky with a dash of soda.) (un) po', goccio
3) ((in writing) a short line (-) to show a break in a sentence etc.) linea, lineetta
4) (energy and enthusiasm: All his activities showed the same dash and spirit.) slancio
- dash off
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I [dæʃ]
1. n
1)

(rush) to make a dash (at, towards) — lanciarsi (verso), scattare (verso)

he had to make a dash for it — ha dovuto fare una corsa

a dash to the hospital — una corsa all'ospedale

the 100-metre dash Am — i 100 metri piani

2) (small quantity: of liquid) goccio, goccino, (of seasoning) pizzico, (of colour) tocco

a dash of vinegar — un goccio d'aceto

3) (punctuation mark) lineetta, trattino, (Morse) linea
2. vt
1) (throw) scaraventare, gettare con violenza

to dash sth to pieces — mandare qc in frantumi

to dash one's head against sth — battere la testa contro qc

2) (fig: spirits) abbattere, (hopes) infrangere

all his hopes were dashed — tutte le sue speranze naufragarono

3. vi
1)

(smash: object, waves) to dash against — infrangersi su or contro

2) (rush) precipitarsi

everyone dashed to the window — tutti si sono precipitati alla finestra

I must dash fam — devo scappare

to dash away — scappare via

to dash in/out — entrare/uscire di corsa

to dash towards — precipitarsi verso

II [dæʃ] vt
fam euph
See:
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dash /dæʃ/
n.
1 balzo, scatto: The prisoner made a dash for freedom, il prigioniero fece un balzo per evadere; (fam.) to make a dash for it, darsela a gambe
2 corsa, viaggio a tutta velocità: a 20 minute dash to the hospital, una corsa all'ospedale durata venti minuti; It was a mad dash to get everything ready in time, è stata una corsa folle per preparare tutto in tempo; a mercy dash to rescue the stranded hikers, una corsa disperata per salvare gli escursionisti bloccati
3 [u] goccio; punta (anche fig.): a dash of milk [lemon juice], un goccio di latte [di succo di limone]; Add a dash of brandy, aggiungi un goccio di brandy; It is green with a dash of yellow, è verde con una punta di giallo; a dash of bitterness, una punta di amarezza; a dash of humour, un pizzico di umorismo
4 [u] (antiq.) foga; slancio: He was famous for his courage and dash, era famoso per il suo coraggio e il suo slancio
5 (nel codice Morse) linea
6 (tipogr.) trattino, lineetta (di separazione)
7 (sport USA) corsa di sprint: the 100-metre dash, i 100 metri sprint
8 (fam.) ► dashboard
to cut a dash, fare colpo; fare una bella figura □ to make a dash at, lanciarsi contro; precipitarsi su: The soldiers made a dash at the enemy, i soldati si sono lanciati contro il nemico.
(to) dash /dæʃ/
A v. t.
1 sbattere, scagliare: He dashed the tray to the floor, ha sbattuto il vassoio per terra; The storm dashed the ship against the rocks, la tempesta ha scagliato la nave contro gli scogli
2 (fig.) distruggere; infrangere: All my hopes were dashed, tutte le mie speranze sono state distrutte
3 gettare (liquidi): He dashed cold water on his face, gli ha gettato dell'acqua fredda in faccia
4 sottolineare (una parola, ecc.)
B v. i.
1 precipitarsi, correre: Ellie dashed into the room, Ellie si è precipitata nella stanza; He dashed out of the house, è uscito di corsa dalla casa; A dog dashed out and I couldn't avoid running him over, un cane è saltato fuori all'improvviso e non ho potuto evitare d'investirlo; I've been dashing around all day, è tutto il giorno che corro di qua e di là; to dash down [up] the stairs, precipitarsi giù [su] per le scale; to dash downstairs [upstairs], precipitarsi di sotto [di sopra]; to dash down the motorway, sfrecciare sull'autostrada
2 abbattersi, cozzare: The waves were dashing against the rocks, le onde cozzavano contro gli scogli; Breakers dashed on the shore, i frangenti si abbattevano sulla riva
to dash st. to pieces, fare a pezzi (o fracassare) qc.to dash sb.'s brains out, fracassare la testa a q. □ (fam.) I've got to dash, devo proprio scappare □ (slang eufem. antiq.) Dash it all!, accidenti!; maledizione!
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I [dæʃ]
nome
1) (rush) balzo m., corsa f.

it has been a mad dash to do — abbiamo dovuto correre come matti per fare

to make a dash for it — darsela a gambe

to make a dash for the train — correre per prendere il treno

2) (small amount) (of liquid) goccio m.; (of pepper) pizzico m.; (of colour) tocco m.
3) (flair) brio m.
4) (punctuation mark) trattino m.
5) (in morse code) linea f.
6) aut. colloq. (dashboard) cruscotto m.
7) sport

the 100 yard dash — la corsa delle 100 iarde

••

to cut a dash — fare una bella figura o un figurone

II 1. [dæʃ]
verbo transitivo
1) (smash)

to dash sb., sth. against — sbattere qcn., qcs. contro

to dash sth. to the ground — scagliare qcs. per terra

2) fig. (crush) annientare [hope]
2.
verbo intransitivo (hurry)

to dash out of, into — precipitarsi fuori da, in

I must dash! — devo proprio scappare!


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