dash off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dash off write down hastily "She dashed off a letter to her lawyer"
    • v dash off write quickly "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper","He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dash off to sketch hastily
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Usage

In literature:

On my notepaper he dashed off a request such as he had outlined, and handed it to Hale, who read it and gave it to Podgers.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
The young king and Roger took their seats, and the canoe dashed off at once.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
A few minutes later several mounted officers rode out, and dashed off in haste in various directions.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
A wild dash was made to head the fugitives off from shore.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
He contrives new additions to his cottage; he dashes off the charming "Life of Goldsmith" at a heat.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
He dashed off in a high state of curiosity and came back whooping, with a typewriter in his arms.
"Ethel Morton's Holidays" by Mabell S. C. Smith
Then she seized her pen and dashed off a note.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Such thoughts as these, relative to the work which was always on her mind, she dashed off to one after another of her young colleagues.
"Susan B. Anthony" by Alma Lutz
He paused; dashed his hand impatiently against his forehead, and endeavored to shake off the spell.
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
He decided to start with something easy and dash off an Operetta.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
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In poetry:

Like a rosebud in the morning
Dashing off its jewell'd dews,
Ere unfolding all its fragrance
It is gathered by the muse!
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Or he can climb the dizziest bough-
Unhesitant, mechanic-
And, resting, dash from off his brow
The bitter beads of panic;
"Parable For A Certain Virgin" by Dorothy Parker
Off with the spoils of wrinkled age!
Away with Learning's crown!
Tear out life's Wisdom-written page,
And dash its trophies down!
"The Old Man Dreams" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then walked I forth in quiet wise,
Communing as I went along,
Nor heard, far off, the breakers rise
And dash on rocks of other song.
"Grasmere" by Alexander Anderson
So three doors off, the chaise was stay’d,
Where they did all get in;
Six precious souls, and all agog
To dash through thick and thin.
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
Next to the English Channel sail;
See, where opposing tides prevail,
And dash against the rocks,
(Those formidable, which are found
A few miles off from Plymouth sound)
With oft repeated shocks.
"Enigma XXII." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

This morning, Cindy Adams barked out a disturbing and cryptic announcement that the pending union between blonde movie star Uma Thurman and dashing Swiss financier and Elle Macpherson-impregnator Arki Busson was off.
Watch as the woman and her cleavage bust into the station, dash behind the counter and then threaten the clerk with a knife before making off with some cash.
Kim Kardashian sizzled in sequins at the NYC opening of her DASH store, showing off her covetable curves in a sequined alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Nika sequin dress, which she paired with black peep-toes.
Pay your $21, sign your name and dash off to the justice of the peace.
There will always be a ready market for earthlings blessed with supernal pipes — Adele is pudding-proof — but the ancient art of the voice has too often lately been dashed off in favor of effects whitewash and irksome oversinging.
Jay McQuinn leans back after firing up his son Robbie's go-kart engine as his mother Tracy pats him on the shoulder before he takes off from the starting grid during a dash for cash race at the MidState Kart Club Saturday, Oct 6, 2012.
Masked man dashes off after bank robbery on US Highway 72.
On Wednesday, Florida GOP Rep Allen West dashed off an unhinged email rant to Rep Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), in which he called her "vile" and "not a lady".
Dash Rip Rock guitarist Bill Davis joins the band for "Livin' Janis," a Janis Joplin tribute that kicks off a three-night run at Le Chat Noir tonight.
Black Friday Dashes Off to Earliest Start Ever.
Postcards provide glimpses into long-ago adventures, and their dashed-off notes are lasting links to family and friends.
Postcards provide glimpses into long-ago adventures, and their dashed-off notes are lasting links to family and friends.
Children take off from the finish line during the first annual YMCA Reindeer Dash on Saturday, December 18, 2010.
The dashing Prince William added to his allure on Sunday when he was part of a four-man team that rescued a pair of Russian sailors whose cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales.
WHEN Geoffrey Rush, playing the Marquis de Sade in "Quills," rips off his wig and costume in a moment of exasperation, he displays a presentable, even dashing, figure.
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In science:

The dot-dashed (dotted) curves refer to predictions obtained within the ROMEA (SOROMEA) frameworks, with the spin-orbit term Vso (~b, z ) ~σ · ~b × ~k turned off.
Second-Order Eikonal Corrections for A(e,e'p)
The solid line corresponds to moderate deceleration (turn off position ‘B’), while the shallower potential shown by the dashed line is for strong deceleration (turn off position ‘C’).
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Bottom left panel: the normalized distributions of D(∆) (blue line) and D(∆φ) (red line) which are used to derive the probability function (black dashed line) as an alternative to the cut off criteria in the middle left panel.
Magnetic Field Properties in High Mass Star Formation from Large to Small Scales - A Statistical Analysis from Polarization Data
For 5 ΛHe, the theoretical neutron spectrum is overlaid on Fig. 29 by the dashed histogram and looks significantly different from the observed one (both in shape and magnitude), which shows a maximum at about Q/2 but levels off in the region from 20 to 80 MeV.
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
The dashed line indicates a mean radial velocity which continues to increase with a power law of exponent 1.2, while the solid line represents velocity which levels off to a constant value at a depth of 20 Mm below the surface.
Diagnostics of a Subsurface Radial Outflow From a Sunspot
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