bash

verb
\ˈbash \
bashed; bashing; bashes

Definition of bash 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to strike violently : hit also : to injure or damage by striking : smash often used with in

2 : to attack physically or verbally media bashing celebrity bashing

bash away
British, informal

: to work hard at something That is exactly what I tell myself as I bash away in the gym …— Jay Rayner

bash on
British, informal

: to continue to work at something : carry on … I'm a lot less sure about what I'm meant to be, or do, in a time of undeniable middle age. I guess I will just bash on as ever, and hope I don't appear too ridiculous as I do so.— Becky Sheaves

bash out
British, informal

: to produce (something) quickly : bang out Three years ago Piaggio disappointed enthusiasts by axing the retro Vespa's production. But Indian company LML continued to bash out copies that flew out of the dealers, especially in Italy …— Harriet Ridley

bash up
chiefly British, informal

: to attack (someone) physically : to hit (someone) repeatedly Umpires being lampooned or even bashed up [=beaten up] in schools, college and league cricket is hardly rare.— Ayaz Memon

bash

noun

Definition of bash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a forceful blow

2 : a festive social gathering : party

3 chiefly British : try, attempt have a bash at it

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Other Words from bash

Verb

basher noun

Examples of bash in a Sentence

Verb

I bashed my arm against the door. Someone bashed him over the head with a chair. They tried to bash the door open.

Noun

We threw her a birthday bash. She gave me a bash on the head.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Heitkamp, a top GOP target this year, has been on both sides of Trump’s rhetoric, with the president praising her at times and bashing her at times. USA TODAY, "'Pivot counties' will be key in fight for Senate control," 10 July 2018 Austin Beutner, and are bashing him for his wealth and lack of experience running either a school or a school district. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Weinstein faces legal consequences," 25 May 2018 Gomez, the Rays’ right fielder, unleashed his frustration on a helpless water cooler inside the Tampa Bay dugout on Wednesday afternoon, bashing it five times with his bat. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "A Closer Look: Miami Marlins 3, Tampa Bay Rays 0," 4 July 2018 Bookers are especially on the lookout for Republican strategists willing to bash President Trump. John Brabender, WSJ, "It All Comes Out in the Greenroom," 30 May 2018 Not an isolationist, protectionist, immigrant-bashing, scapegoating, get-nothing-useful-done Republican. Dan Nowicki, azcentral, "5 takeaways from Sen. John McCain's new memoir, 'The Restless Wave'," 16 May 2018 Kirk wasn’t the only one taking to social media to bash the small business. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Conservative Activists Call for Yelp Attack on Restaurant That Turned Away Sarah Huckabee Sanders," 25 June 2018 Oil’s budget-bashing potential went the way of the eight-track. Ken Fisher, USA TODAY, "Why rising gas prices won't last, even after Trump ends Iran nuclear deal," 20 May 2018 The ashtray used to bash in her head could also have usable samples. Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, "DNA research in Golden State Killer case spurs hope in unsolved killings," 5 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Athleticwear Crop tops, preferably with a logo like Levi’s, topped denim shorts as well as parachute pants, like the ones worn by Rihanna to her Fenty x Puma bash. Booth Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, "Top 10 Coachella Fashion Trends: Boob Glitter, Fanny Packs, Pierced Braids and More," 16 Apr. 2018 Cartier hosted a dinner prior to the bash for editors and influencers (who also took a trip to Napa for lunch with Sofia Coppola the day before). Emily Holt, Vogue, "Cartier Brings Out a Glittering Crowd in San Francisco," 6 Apr. 2018 And, with the help of Semihandmade and Fireclay Tile, our bash became a reality. Nena Farrell, Sunset, "How to Throw a Last-Minute Swanky House Party," 22 Jan. 2018 The supermodel and Keeping Up with the Kardashians star attended Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s Independence Day bash in a skimpy white bikini from her own Kendall + Kylie collection. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Kendall Jenner Poses in Her Own Sexy Swimwear at Khloé Kardashian's Fourth of July Backyard BBQ," 5 July 2018 Bridget McDermott had quite a 17th birthday bash on Saturday. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Bridget's bash: McDermott celebrates birthday as Shepard shuts down McAuley for regional title," 26 May 2018 People come from as far as China to attend the homecoming bash. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The White House Is Now a Frat House and Everyone Is Dropping Line," 13 Mar. 2018 The Nacional FanZone bash is in the former La Fuente space at 625 S. 5th St. Info: Nomad Nacional Facebook page. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Things to do in Milwaukee this weekend, from Bastille Days and World Cup finale to historic Harleys," 12 July 2018 West teamed up with Wilt to win a championship in 1972, which came in five games against the Knicks two months after Wilt's immortal Ursa Major bash. Jack Mccallum, SI.com, "Go West, Big Man: The Logo on LeBron James and the Allure of Los Angeles," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of bash

Verb

1744, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bash

Verb

origin unknown

Noun

noun derivative of bash entry 1

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bash

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cause or allow (something, such as part of your body) to hit something very hard or forcefully

: to hit (someone or something) very hard or forcefully

: to hurt or damage (something) by hitting or beating

bash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bash (Entry 2 of 2)

: a big or exciting party

: a hard and powerful hit or blow

bash

verb
\ˈbash \
bashed; bashing

Kids Definition of bash

: to hit hard

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