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 for dashing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dash \Dash\ (d[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dashed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dashing.] [Of. Scand. origin; cf. Dan daske to beat,
     strike, Sw. & Icel. daska, Dan. & Sw. dask blow.]
     1. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike
        violently or hastily; -- often used with against.
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              If you dash a stone against a stone in the botton of
              the water, it maketh a sound.         --Bacon.
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     2. To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to
        crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
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              Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's
              vessel.                               --Ps. ii. 9.
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              A brave vessel, . . .
              Dashed all to pieces.                 --Shak.
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              To perplex and dash
              Maturest counsels.                    --Milton.
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     3. To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to
        depress. --South.
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              Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car. --Pope.
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     4. To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix,
        reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an
        inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter;
        to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to
        dash paint upon a picture.
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              I take care to dash the character with such
              particular circumstance as may prevent ill-natured
              applications.                         --Addison.
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              The very source and fount of day
              Is dashed with wandering isles of night. --Tennyson.
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     5. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute
        rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash
        off a review or sermon.
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     6. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with
        out; as, to dash out a word.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dashing \Dash"ing\, a.
     Bold; spirited; showy.
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           The dashing and daring spirit is preferable to the
           listless.                                --T. Campbell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lively and spirited; "a dashing hero" [syn: dashing,
      2: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper
         young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing,
         jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "dashing":
     agile, alert, animate, animated, brave, bravura, braw, breakneck,
     bright, chic, chichi, classy, clothes-conscious, cosmopolitan,
     dapper, daring, double-quick, dressed to advantage,
     dressed to kill, dressy, dynamic, eagle-winged, elegant, energetic,
     exclusive, exhibitionistic, expeditious, express, exquisite,
     fashionable, fast, flamboyant, flashing, flashy, flaunting, fleet,
     flying, frilly, frothy, gallant, galloping, gay, genteel,
     glittering, hair-trigger, hasty, headlong, hustling, impetuous,
     jaunty, jazzy, keen, light of heel, light-footed, lively,
     mercurial, modish, natty, neat, nifty, nimble, nimble-footed,
     nobby, ostentatious, peppy, posh, precipitate, pretentious, prompt,
     quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought, rakish, rapid,
     recherche, reckless, ritzy, rousing, running, sharp, showy, sleek,
     smart, smug, snappy, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated,
     spanking, speedy, spiffy, spirited, splashy, splurgy, sporty,
     spruce, style-conscious, stylish, swank, swanky, swell, swift,
     swish, trendy, tricksy, trig, trim, vigorous, vivacious,
     well-dressed, well-groomed, winged, with-it

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