dash in pieces


dash in pieces
Break in pieces, break into fragments, shatter, shiver.

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  • dash — c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Swed. daska, Dan. daske to beat, strike ), somehow imitative. The oldest sense is that in dash to pieces and dashed hopes. Intrans. meaning move quickly appeared c.1300, that of to write hurriedly… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dash —   1. Run. Holo māmā, heihei, pūhalahio.   2. Strike. Kā, kākā, kuapā;    ♦ dash down, kiola ino, ulupā, kula i;    ♦ dash to pieces, wāwahi, pākī; kā make loa (to death).   3. Punctuation. Kaha maha …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Dash-guti — is a two player abstract strategy board game from India, specifically from Central Provinces, United Provinces, Karwi Subdivision where it is called Kowwu Dunki which is the same name given to another similar game called Lau kata kati. The game… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dash — dash1 /dash/, v.t. 1. to strike or smash violently, esp. so as to break to pieces: He dashed the plate into smithereens against the wall. 2. to throw or thrust violently or suddenly: to dash one stone against another. 3. to splash, often… …   Universalium

  • Dash (spaniel) — Princess Victoria with her spaniel Dash, by Sir George Hayter, c1836 (Royal Collection) Dash (1830–1840) was a King Charles spaniel owned by Queen Victoria. Victoria s biographer Elizabeth Longford called him the Queen s closest childhood… …   Wikipedia

  • dash — I. /dæʃ / (say dash) verb (t) 1. to strike violently, especially so as to break to pieces. 2. to throw or thrust violently or suddenly. 3. to splash violently; bespatter (with water, mud, etc.). 4. to apply roughly as by splashing. 5. to throw… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dash — I [[t]dæʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to strike or smash violently, esp. so as to break to pieces: to dash a plate against a wall[/ex] 2) to throw or thrust violently or suddenly: to dash one stone against another[/ex] 3) to splash, often violently; bespatter …   From formal English to slang

  • Pieces and amounts — There are many words which are used in front of of and an uncount noun to refer to a piece of something or a particular amount of something. The most common words are given here. ◊ substances Some words can be used to refer to a piece or amount… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pieces and amounts — There are many words which are used in front of of and an uncount noun to refer to a piece of something or a particular amount of something. The most common words are given here. ◊ substances Some words can be used to refer to a piece or amount… …   Useful english dictionary