dash someone's hopes

dash someone's hopes
to make it impossible for someone to do what they hoped to do

Saturday's defeat has dashed their hopes of success in the FA Cup this year.

Hopes for an early economic recovery have now been dashed.


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  • dash someone's hopes — dash someone’s hopes phrase to make it impossible for someone to do what they hoped to do Saturday’s defeat has dashed their hopes of success in the FA Cup this year. Hopes for an early economic recovery have now been dashed. Thesaurus: to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dash — dash1 [ dæʃ ] verb * 1. ) intransitive dash into/out of/across etc. to run or go somewhere very quickly because you are in a hurry: Maria came dashing down the stairs. I dashed out into the street, still in my pajamas. 2. ) transitive dash… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dash */ — I UK [dæʃ] / US verb Word forms dash : present tense I/you/we/they dash he/she/it dashes present participle dashing past tense dashed past participle dashed 1) [intransitive] to run or go somewhere very quickly because you are in a hurry dash… …   English dictionary

  • dash — [13] Dash is probably of Scandinavian origin – Danish daske ‘beat’ has been compared – but whether it was a borrowing or a home 151 deaf grown word, it was no doubt formed in imitation of rapid impulsive violent movement. Its original sense in… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • dash — [13] Dash is probably of Scandinavian origin – Danish daske ‘beat’ has been compared – but whether it was a borrowing or a home grown word, it was no doubt formed in imitation of rapid impulsive violent movement. Its original sense in English was …   Word origins

  • dash — dash1 [dash] vt. [ME dashen, to strike, rush < Scand, as in Swed daska, Dan daske, slap; prob. of echoic orig.] 1. to throw so as to break; smash 2. to strike with violence 3. to throw, knock, or thrust: with away, down, against, etc. 4. to… …   English World dictionary

  • dash — [[t]dæ̱ʃ[/t]] dashes, dashing, dashed 1) VERB If you dash somewhere, you run or go there quickly and suddenly. [V adv/prep] Suddenly she dashed down to the cellar... [V adv/prep] She dashed in from the garden. N SING Dash is also a noun. ...a 160 …   English dictionary

  • dash — dash1 [dæʃ] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from the sound of something breaking when hit] 1.) [I always + adverb/preposition] to go or run somewhere very quickly ▪ Olive dashed into the room, grabbed her bag, and ran out again. 2.) dash sb… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dash — 1 verb 1 to go or run somewhere very quickly (+ into/across/behind etc): Olive dashed into the room, grabbed her bag and ran out again. 2 (transitive always + adv/prep) to make something move violently against a surface, usually so that it breaks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dash — [dæʃ] verb I 1) to go somewhere in a hurry I dashed out into the street, still in my pyjamas.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to hit something violently, or to throw something violently against a surface Huge waves dashed against the side of the boat.[/ex] • dash… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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