She dashed to/for the door.

  • Is 'dashed' natural here?

  • Is there any difference between 'dashed to' and 'dashed for'?

  • Is 'dashed' typically used when a destination is included or would it be just as natural to use it like this:

She dashed down the hall.

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Running to the door suggests that the door is the destination (perhaps to let someone in or to keep them out).

Running for the door implies an intention to exit through it.

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