dash off

1) PHRASAL VERB If you dash off to a place, you go there very quickly.

[V P to n] He dashed off to lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe...

[V P to n] They dashed off to Paris for a couple of days.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you dash off a piece of writing, you write or compose it very quickly, without thinking about it very much.

[V P n (not pron)] He dashed off a couple of novels.


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  • dash off — {v.} To make, do, or finish quickly; especially, to draw, paint, or write hurriedly. * /Ann took out her drawing pad and pencil and dashed off a sketch of the Indians./ * /John can dash off several letters while Mary writes only one./ * /Charles… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dash off — {v.} To make, do, or finish quickly; especially, to draw, paint, or write hurriedly. * /Ann took out her drawing pad and pencil and dashed off a sketch of the Indians./ * /John can dash off several letters while Mary writes only one./ * /Charles… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dash off — verb 1. 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 • Syn: ↑scratch off, ↑knock off, ↑toss off, ↑fling off • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dash off — phrasal verb Word forms dash off : present tense I/you/we/they dash off he/she/it dashes off present participle dashing off past tense dashed off past participle dashed off 1) [intransitive] to leave quickly or suddenly because you are in a hurry …   English dictionary

  • dash off — verb a) To leave a place quickly or briefly. I have to dash off to the store, but Ill be back soon. b) To write quickly or informally. Let me dash off a quick note …   Wiktionary

  • dash\ off — v To make, do, or finish quickly; especially, to draw, paint, or write hurriedly. Ann took out her drawing pad and pencil and dashed off a sketch of the Indians. John can dash off several letters while Mary writes only one. Charles had forgotten… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dash off — do or finish quickly, leave quickly I will dash off a letter now but then I must go to work …   Idioms and examples

  • dash off — Synonyms and related words: ad lib, author, bat out, botch, bundle, bungle, bustle, cartoon, chalk, charcoal, chase, coauthor, collaborate, color, compose, cook up, copy, crayon, crosshatch, crowd, dash, dash on, daub, delineate, depict, design,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dash off — Execute rapidly, throw off hastily …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dash off — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. rush, fail to take pains, scribble; see hasten 1 , 2 , write 2 …   English dictionary for students


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