There are many different ways to use the word "dash."
A dash can be a short distance or a small amount:
Renee ran the 100-meter dash in gym class today. (A dash can be a short race.)
Roger made a dash for the end zone to win the game. (He ran towards the goal line in a football game.)
The cat made a dash for the backyard as soon as the door was opened.
Helen told her kids not to dash off too quickly when they reached the park. Everyone was going to eat first. (This sentence uses "dash" as a verb. dash off = run away or move quickly)
The sleigh is dashing through the snow.
This soup needs a dash of salt. (dash = a small amount. This is a popular word to use when cooking.)
A dash of cayenne pepper will add more flavor to the meat.
A dash is also a form of punctuation used between words to bring words and numbers together. A dash looks like a short line.
The house is under 24-hour surveillance.
He’s wearing a custom-made suit.
This is not a one-size-fits-all solution to the problem.
The word "dash" is short for dashboard. This is the place inside a car where gauges, instruments, and the steering wheel are mounted. Most recently, the word "dash" is used to refer to a place on a website or an app where you can change settings or individualize your experience.
The first page I visit on that website is the dashboard because it has updates and recommendations.
Put your receipt on the dashboard to show that you have paid for your parking space.
There’s a lot of dust on the dash. It has to be cleaned.