slap|dash

slap|dash
slap|dash «SLAP DASH», adverb, adjective, noun.
–adv.
without much thought or care; hastily and carelessly: »

I talked…and said a thousand silly things, slapdash (Washington Irving).

SYNONYM(S): precipitately.
–adj.
hasty and careless: »

Slapdash buildings were going up everywhere (Time).

–n.
1. hasty, careless action, methods, or work: »

The rest is swashbuckle and slapdash…and jesting, and a fine siege of a beleaguered castle (Newsweek).

SYNONYM(S): scramble.
2. rough plastering.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • slap-dash — see slapdash …   English dictionary

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  • slap — slap; slap·dash·ery; slap·dash·ness; slap·hap·pi·ness; slap·jack; slap·per; slap·py; back·slap·per; …   English syllables

  • dash — bar·dash; be·dash; dash·er; dash·ke·san·ite; dash; hab·er·dash·er; hab·er·dash·ery; slap·dash·ery; slap·dash·ness; bal·der·dash; dash·ed·ly; dash·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • dash — dash1 [dash] vt. [ME dashen, to strike, rush < Scand, as in Swed daska, Dan daske, slap; prob. of echoic orig.] 1. to throw so as to break; smash 2. to strike with violence 3. to throw, knock, or thrust: with away, down, against, etc. 4. to… …   English World dictionary

  • slap — /slæp / (say slap) noun 1. a smart blow, especially with the open hand or with something flat. 2. the sound of such a blow. 3. a sarcastic or censuring hit or rebuke. 4. Also, face slap. make up. –verb (t) (slapped, slapping) 5. to strike smartly …  

  • dash — dash1 /dash/, v.t. 1. to strike or smash violently, esp. so as to break to pieces: He dashed the plate into smithereens against the wall. 2. to throw or thrust violently or suddenly: to dash one stone against another. 3. to splash, often… …   Universalium

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