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dash across

To move quickly across an area. Did you see that bunny dash across the yard?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dash across something

to run quickly across some area. John dashed across the busy street and ran in the door. The dog dashed across the yard and confronted the meter reader.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At the signal, the little troop, with books under their arms, dashed across the fields.
The horses took fright, and dashed across the camp in the direction of the standard-bearer, attracted by his waving flag.
The bell was ringing and the course was cleared by the time they reached the ropes, but they dashed across it insensible to the shouts and screeching that assailed them for breaking in upon its sanctity, and creeping under the brow of the hill at a quick pace, made for the open fields.
"I say," cried John, "the kennel!" and he dashed across to look into it.
Each time we missed the skiff at the stern, they set up a wild cheer and dashed across to the other side of the Lancashire Queen to see the chase to wind-ward.
"Of course not," was Daughtry's judgment, as he dashed across the deck, crawled through the confusion of the main-topmast and its many stays that blocked the way, and found the tiny, white morsel of life perched on a bunk-edge, ruffling its feathers, erecting and flattening its rosy crest, and cursing in honest human speech the waywardness of the world and of ships and humans upon the sea.
The next instant, with a sinuous dive he swept under Harker's arm, ere his blow could fall, and grasping a handful of the money from the floor, dashed across the room, threw himself at the window.
They called out to us, and Ajor answered them; but her replies did not seem to satisfy them, for they gradually became threatening, and I think they were preparing to attack us when a small deer that had been hiding in some low brush suddenly broke cover and dashed across our front.
A seemingly routine return to base for five firemen was 'monkey-wrenched' when a troop of monkeys dashed across the Gerik-Jeli East-West Highway (JRTB) and caused a fire engine to veer off course and overturn.
The actor dashed across the street and greeted them with his iconic 'High School Musical' dialogue: 'What's up Wildcats?
She dashed across the street to a leafy median as light poles swayed violently above her.
The recon force team dashed across the river to assault one of the enemy positions as two British soldiers sustained injuries from a grenade.
Corporal Carl Taylor, 25, from Quinton, Birmingham, who received his medal from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Friday, dashed across open ground under enemy fire four times, to save the lives of the three isolated and terrified children.
Corporal Carl Taylor, 25, who received his medal from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace yesterday, dashed across open ground under enemy fire four times, to save the lives of the three isolated and terrified children trapped by insurgent gunfire.