Definition of Dash off

1. Verb. Write quickly. "Did he dash off his major works over a short period of time?"; "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"

Exact synonyms: Fling Off, Knock Off, Scratch Off, Toss Off
Category relationships: Authorship, Composition, Penning, Writing
Generic synonyms: Compose, Indite, Pen, Write



2. Verb. Write down hastily. "She dashed off a letter to her lawyer"
Exact synonyms: Dash Down
Generic synonyms: Get Down, Put Down, Set Down, Write Down

Definition of Dash off

1. Verb. (intransitive) To leave a place quickly or briefly. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) To write quickly or informally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Dash off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Four-in-hand in Britain by Andrew Carnegie (1907)
"Didn't we often dash off in a roar: " See ! the smoking bowl before us, Mark our jovial ragged ring! Round and round take up the chorus, And in raptures let ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1890)
"His hurry is great—pathetic ; there is no time to pause —he must perforce dash off two, and sometimes three words together without a stoppage, ..."

3. My Maiden Effort: Being the Personal Confessions of Well-known American by Authors' League of America (1921)
"Roommate: Why, old man, all you have to do is to sit down and dash off poems ... Roommate: Better drop the editor a line saying that you can dash off stuff ..."

4. The Life of Lord Russell of Killowen by Richard Barry O'Brien (1901)
"We would then dash off along the Strand and Piccadilly, Russell walking at a brisk pace, looking straight ahead, with his extraordinary eyes wide open, ..."

5. The Best College Short Stories edited by Henry Thomas (1918)
"And while it may be possible for trained and experienced writers to "dash off" a fine story that is already in their head — just as a great artist may paint ..."

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