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bash

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verb \ˈbash\

Definition of bash

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike violently :  hit; also :  to injure or damage by striking :  smash —often used with in

  3. 2 :  to attack physically or verbally media bashing celebrity bashing

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  crash

basher

noun

bash away

British, informal

British, informal

  1. :  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

British, informal

  1. :  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

British, informal

  1. :  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

chiefly British, informal

  1. :  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

Examples of bash in a Sentence

  1. I bashed my arm against the door.

  2. Someone bashed him over the head with a chair.

  3. They tried to bash the door open.

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Origin and Etymology of bash

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bash

noun

Definition of bash

  1. 1 :  a forceful blow

  2. 2 :  a festive social gathering :  party

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

Examples of bash in a Sentence

  1. We threw her a birthday bash.

  2. She gave me a bash on the head.

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Origin and Etymology of bash

noun derivative of 1bash



BASH Defined for English Language Learners

bash

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Definition of bash for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of bash for English Language Learners

  • : a big or exciting party

  • : a hard and powerful hit or blow


BASH Defined for Kids

bash

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verb \ˈbash\

Definition of bash for Students

bashed

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bashing

  1. :  to hit hard



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