Destroyed vs Dashed - What's the difference?

destroyed | dashed |


As verbs the difference between destroyed and dashed

is that destroyed is (destroy) while dashed is .

As adjectives the difference between destroyed and dashed

is that destroyed is (ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill while dashed is of a line, made up of short lines with small gaps between each one and the next.

destroyed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.
  • dashed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of a line, made up of short lines with small gaps between each one and the next.
  • (British, informal) A euphemism for damned .
  • It's a dashed shame that Tarquin failed all his A-levels — we were hoping to get him into Oxford.

    Usage notes

    * Dashed in the sense of "damned" is considered to be upper-class or somewhat old-fashioned.

    Synonyms

    * (line) broken * (damned) darned (especially US)

    See also

    * dotted

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