dash / give

20/11/2012 11:34

‎'dash' does not mean 'give'

#My brother dashed me the phone
#Can you dash me your book?
#He will dash me the money.

Expressions like the above are very common in our daily use of the English language.

The word 'dash' when used as a verb means 'to go somewhere quickly' as in
# I must dash because I have to be home by 9
or 'hit something with great force' as in
# He dashed the plate into smithereens against the wall#
to strike or smash violently, especially so as to break to pieces among other meanings.
The word does not have anything to do with giving whether used as a noun or a verb.