What does the word dashing mean?

Usage examples for dashing

  1. It enabled M. d'Agen to come up, who, dashing in through the gate, shot down the first he saw before him, and running at the doorway with his sword with incredible fury and the courage which I had always known him to possess, cleared it in a twinkling. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. The child was totally unable to stop herself, and so was Martyn, who was dashing after her. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge