dashed dashed  /ˈdæʃt/


  • (adj) having gaps or spaces


  1. Just three weeks ago, their long-sought goal of repeal seemed within reach, but Katrina dashed their hopes when Republican leaders put off an expected vote.
  2. Later, two men who had seemed to be recovering dashed through the narrow streets shouting that enemies were after them.
  3. Allen and I dashed out of the Situation Room and ran headlong up the narrow stairs.


  1. Next up for Redskins' RG3: rehab during honeymoon

    After showing that he can now do "explosive sprinting" — his dreadlocks flowing behind him as he dashed from sideline to sideline in the end zone of the Washington Redskins practice bubble — Robert Griffin III then held a news conference that referenced LeBron James, Tim Tebow and "Bridezillas.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Salem woman injured in 2009 Green Line crash awarded $580,000; but medical bills still mount, family says

    For the past two years, Samantha Mattei’s family has hoped for a multimillion-dollar award in their suit against the MBTA to pay the burgeoning medical costs she has incurred since suffering a brain injury in a 2009 Green Line trolley crash — but their hopes were dashed Monday. Mattei, a 23-year-old Salem resident who was studying mathematics at Merrimack College, was one of several passengers ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. South Korea calling, but North pretends that nobody is home

    North Korea's refusal to take South Korea's phone calls has dashed hopes for proposed peace talks.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor


  1. "We are waiting ......for the Russians to respect their word," Kouchner told reporters in Paris. "We waited twice with dashed hopes. This time, it appears that there is at least the beginning of a fulfillment."
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Bernard Kouchner Source: USA Today

  2. Asked later how the action squared with UN Security Council resolutions supported by Russia affirming Georgia's territorial integrity, Churkin said: "Their use of force against South Ossetia clearly dashed all of those previous resolutions and...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Vitaly Churkin Source: Washington Post

  3. "This may be the day on which, finally, after all these false dawns and dashed hopes, peace replaced war, politics replaces terror on the island of Ireland," Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a televised statement in London.
    on Jul 28, 2005 By: Tony Blair Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
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