bash

verb
\ ˈbash How to pronounce bash (audio) \
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

Swift and Alwyn attended nearly all the post-Golden Globes bashes in Los Angeles together. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Taylor Swift's Surprise Night Out at the 2019 Golden Globes: Everything We Know," 7 Jan. 2019 Related stories from Miami Herald Don’t bash BSO deputies, Parkland safety chair says. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "After mass shootings, schools turn to Miami-made app to keep out the bad guys," 13 July 2018 Twitter users were not here for this woman-bashing attitude from Khloé and clapped back at the reality star. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Khloé Kardashian Calls BS on Jordyn Woods' Red Table Talk Interview and Twitter Claps Back," 1 Mar. 2019 Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility. James Freeman, WSJ, "The Romney Revival Project," 2 Jan. 2019 Investigators believe Escobar was the man who used a baseball bat to bash the heads of three homeless men who were sleeping on downtown streets before dawn on Sept. 16, Los Angeles police said in a statement. Fox News, "California attacks suspect probed in case of missing Texans," 25 Sep. 2018 As an entire city rejoiced over its latest bout of good fortune, Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly returned to the bench and bashed his stick against the railing. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Golden Knights, Capitals Provide Game 1 Cup Final Spectacle Fitting for Vegas," 29 May 2018 By aggressively pushing low-cost, reusable launch technologies, SpaceX has bashed down the traditional order. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "As the SpaceX steamroller surges, European rocket industry vows to resist," 20 July 2018 The robot wouldn't simply be mindlessly bashing through Europan ice. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "A Nuclear Tunneling Worm Could Help Us Find Out What's Beneath Europa's Ice," 17 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And that's only the tip of the iceberg of stuff going on during the bash. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner's Blowout Party for Travis Scott Had a...Gas Station Theme?," 1 May 2019 She’s taken a break from them in recent years, but who knows — maybe 2019 is the year the 4th of July bash returns! Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld, Martha Hunt, and More Reunited at Gigi Hadid's Birthday Party," 23 Apr. 2019 Microsoft What this means to you: Microsoft says that the 19H1 bug bash will begin on January 23rd. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft separates Cortana from search in new Windows 10 preview build," 16 Jan. 2019 The supermodel had a small but totally star-studded bash on Tuesday, with guests including sister Gigi Hadid, brother Anwar Hadid, boyfriend The Weeknd, her parents Mohamed and Yolanda Hadid, and BFFs Kendall Jenner, Jaden Smith, and Justine Skye. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Celebrated Her 22nd Birthday with a Star-Studded Bash," 10 Oct. 2018 Both Rumer and Tallulah shared Instagram photos and stories from the afternoon bash. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reunite for daughter Rumer's 30th birthday," 18 Aug. 2018 Guests — including chef Eric Ripert and composer Bette Sussman, who performed — arrived around 5 p.m. for the festive bash, which happened to fall on Cinco de Mayo. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva Throw Wedding Party — Including Tibetan Monks! — on Cinco de Mayo," 7 May 2018 Collect leftover food from the annual fall camping bash and use it to feed hungry families in Gunner's community. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "This Boy Scout died at 14, but he lives on thanks to the city that finished his Eagle project," 24 Jan. 2018 Kylie and BFF Jordyn Woods had an undisclosed beachside vacation with Stormi in tow, and Kylie threw a low-key rainbow bash back at home. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Travis Scott Just Gave Kylie Jenner the Most INSANE Valentine's Day Gift," 13 Feb. 2019

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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 How to pronounce bash (audio) \
bashed; bashing

Kids Definition of bash

: to hit hard

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