#13 – TO DASH OFF


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= to leave in a hurry (synonyms are ‘to shoot off’ or to ‘rush off’)
E.g. “Sorry, I can’t hang around, I’ve got to dash off”
“I’d love to hang around but I’ve got to dash off to the bank”

Hello, everybody.

This is Luke from Luke’s English Podcast.

This year I’m teaching you a phrasal verb every day and today’s phrasal verb is TO DASH OFF.

TO DASH OFF.

Okay?

…and TO DASH OFF means to leave in a hurry. When you have to leave quickly.

Right?

TO DASH OFF.

for example, you might say:

– “I’d love to hang around and have a chat, but I’m sorry, I have to DASH OFF”

Okay?

– “I can’t hang around, I’ve got to DASH OFF. I see ya later.”

now…

– “I’m sorry, the bank is going to be closed in a minute. I’m sorry, I’m going to DASH OFF”.

Alright? Yeah.

– “I was talking to James, but I didn’t really speak to him very much, because he had to DASH OFF. Yeah. So I talked to him a little bit, but then he just DASHED OFF, but he said I’d see him tomorrow”.

Okay? That’s it.

I genuinely have to DASH OFF now. I’ve got to go to supermarket before it closes.

That’s it for this one.

I’ll talk to you again tomorrow.

For now, though it’s bye-bye-bye!