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- v. To leave a place quickly or briefly.
- v. To write quickly or informally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. write down hastily
- v. write quickly
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From a letter Balzac sent to Levavasseur, while finishing the last pages of the manuscript, it appears that he commenced his task as a jest and completed it with more serious purpose: "I intended to dash off a pleasantry," he told him, "and you came one morning and asked me to do in three months what Brillat-Savarin took ten years to do.
Gone are the days of quickly snatching your wallet from inside your desk drawer and tucking it under your armpit as you dash off to lunch with your officemates.
‘Under the eyes of the two members of the Politio now guarding Mrs Rodd’s every movement: and only too eager to dash off back to the Gerente with news of anything new.’