make a dash for (someone or something)

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make a dash for (someone or something)

To run suddenly and at high speed toward someone or something. Our taxi was late picking us up, so I'm going to have to make a dash for it when we get to the train station! I couldn't wait to get out of school, and I made a dash for the door as soon as the bell rang. I was so anxious to be back home that I made a dash for my parents as soon as I saw them in the airport.
See also: dash, make

make a bolt for someone or something

Fig. to run quickly to or at someone or something. The child came into the room and made a bolt for her mother. The dog made a bolt for the door.
See also: bolt, make

make a dash for someone or something

to run quickly for someone or something. Suddenly Max made a dash for Lefty and punched him in the stomach. John made a dash for the bathroom as soon as they arrived home.
See also: dash, make

make a bolt for

try to escape by moving suddenly towards something.
A bolt here is a sudden spring or start into rapid motion, typically that made by a horse breaking into an uncontrollable gallop.
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make a ˈbolt/ˈdash for it/something

(informal) try to escape or get somewhere quickly: The prisoners made a bolt for it through an open window.We smelt smoke and made a dash for the door.
See also: bolt, dash, make, something