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    Dash

    What first meaning comes to your head when you see word "dash"?

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    Re: Dash

    On its own, without any further context, "damn!", for which it's a euphemistic replacement.
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    dash - definition of dash by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: Dash

    The first thing that comes to my mind is one of these: - (ie a type of hyphen). However, only context will tell us if we have the correct definition of the word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Dash

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    Re: Dash

    As a writer cum editor, I too think em-dash and en-dash (— and –, respectively).
    My next thought is a short sprint, like the 100m dash.
    My next thought is a hasty departure. Sorry, guys, I have to dash now.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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