Would you confirm that in the sentences below the expression MAKE A DASH AT can only be replaced by HAVE A DASH AT in the first instance:
1. We were now at the Frank Hotel, where French would seem to be most appropriate. We found out afterwards, however, that it was our friend's habit, when travelling in any foreign country, to make a dash at French, even if the people understood English perfectly well.
2. Allen drew up his men, addressed them in his own emphatic style, and announced his intention to make a dash at the fort without waiting for more force.