Write or sketch hastily, as in I'm just going to dash off a letter. [Early 1700s]
Hurry away, depart hastily, as in He dashed off as though he was being chased. This usage employs the verb dash in the sense of “impetuously run” or “rush,” a usage dating from about 1300.
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Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Tom leaped on one side; the buffalo-bull turned short round and made another dash at him.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
For a second Marius considered whether he might not attempt to elude Garnache by a wild and sudden dash towards his men.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
They show to the full the secret of the Marshal's success as a soldier, the blending of ardour with method and dash with caution.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
A man throws up his arms and tumbles headlong, but those that live dash on.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn