dash (something) against (something)

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dash (something) against (something)

To throw something against something else. In a fit of anger, I dashed the plate against the wall.
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dash someone or something against someone or something

to throw or fling someone or something at or against someone or something. Sam dashed the bottle against the floor, shattering it. Alice dashed the box against Ed, throwing him off balance.
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The noise of the waves dashing against the rocks on which the chateau is built, reached Dantes' ear distinctly as they went forward.
But however interesting such a scene might be, I could not wait to witness it, for the sun and the sea so dazzled my eyes in that direction, that I could but afford one glance; and then I turned again to delight myself with the sight and the sound of the sea, dashing against my promontory--with no prodigious force, for the swell was broken by the tangled sea-weed and the unseen rocks beneath; otherwise I should soon have been deluged with spray.
Then, as the wheels rolled over a fine gravel, Milady could hear a vast roaring, which she at once recognized as the noise of the sea dashing against some steep cliff.
It was really March; but it was April in its mild air, brisk soft wind, and bright sun, occasionally clouded for a minute; and everything looked so beautiful under the influence of such a sky, the effects of the shadows pursuing each other on the ships at Spithead and the island beyond, with the ever-varying hues of the sea, now at high water, dancing in its glee and dashing against the ramparts with so fine a sound, produced altogether such a combination of charms for Fanny, as made her gradually almost careless of the circumstances under which she felt them.
His jealous glance as she walks that way betrays an instant's misgiving that she may have it in her thoughts to leap over, and dashing against ledge and cornice, strike her life out upon the terrace below.
We had proceeded but a few yards along the corridor that had given us entrance to this strange maze when Woola gave mouth to a most frightful roar, at the same time dashing against the clear partition at our left.
The rain was dashing against the window-panes as if an angry spirit were within it, and behind it was the great swoop of the wind; it was one of those moments in which both the busy and the idle pause with a certain awe.
This noise, which roared outside of the walls of the prison, as the surf dashing against the rocks, now reached the ears of the prisoner.
Lucknow/Auraiya: As many as 100 passengers were injured as ten bogies of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in UP's Auraiya district early on Wednesday after dashing against a dumper carrying construction material for railway work, officials here said.
The program by which Rimsky-Korsakoff was guided in composing Shekherazada consisted of separate, unconnected episodes and pictures from "The Arabian Nights," scattered through all four movements of his suite: the sea and Sinbad's ship, the fantastic narrative of the Prince Kalender, the Prince and the Princess, the Bagdad Festival and the ship dashing against the rock with the copper rider upon it.
We stayed in sheltered waters against although the waves were dashing against the quaysides and white horses (crests of waves) were racing across the river.
Sit awhile at your own desert island's westernmost extremity to watch the Strait's glistening waters dashing against the disused fishing trap on Ynys Gorad Goch, another islet a few hundred yards away which even boasts its own house.
If the day had ended with an English victory at Old T rafford, rather than yet another dashing against the rocks of Australian grit and obduracy, it would have been a nigh-on perfect summer sporting day.