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 In one video, a Trump supporter can be heard urging the crowd not to throw objects or hurt law enforcement as another attempts to bash an officer with the pointy end of a baton. Andrew Solender, Forbes, "Violent New Capitol Riot Footage Shows Police Pelted With Large Objects, Sprayed With Extinguisher," 18 Mar. 2021 The state of being at this club probably will be closer to mania, as Hitting Birth, Caustic Soda, Thrill Hammer and Roger Nusic join Nirvana to bash the spirit of the New Year into submission. oregonlive, "Legendary Satyricon club offered sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, epitomized a Portland that is gone forever," 16 Mar. 2021 Police point to small groups who bash their way into sporting goods stores and other shops while law enforcement officers are engaged by the clashes and the clearing barricades of burning trash containers and metal barriers strewn across streets. Time, "Angry Youths Rattle Spain in Support of Jailed Catalan Rapper Pablo Hasel," 23 Feb. 2021 Police point to small groups who bash their way into sporting goods stores and other shops while law enforcement officers are engaged by the clashes and the clearing barricades of burning trash containers and metal barriers strewn across streets. Joseph Wilson And Hernán Muñoz, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why one rapper's arrest sparked violent unrest in Spain," 22 Feb. 2021 Like the McKinney PD, Greenwood Village officers used an armored vehicle to bash down doors and explosives to blow holes in the walls. Andrew Wimer, Forbes, "Police Wrecked An Innocent Woman’s Home And Left Her With The Repair Bill," 12 Mar. 2021 Some on Twitter called the performance a disgrace, arguing that the pledge is a basic part of civics, and used the moment to bash California politicians. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, "An L.A. councilman struggles with the Pledge of Allegiance, and viewers pick sides," 26 Jan. 2021 Dozens carried canisters of bear spray, baseball bats, hockey sticks and pro-Trump flags attached to stout poles later used to bash police officers. Bloomberg.com, "Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops," 15 Jan. 2021 Dozens carried canisters of bear spray, baseball bats, hockey sticks and pro-Trump flags attached to stout poles later used to bash police officers. Michael Biesecker, Star Tribune, "Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops," 15 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As with the 2020 bash, the Air Show’s many COVID-19 upgrades will stick around, for now. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "U.S. Navy Blue Angels to headline 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show in new Super Hornets," 6 Apr. 2021 On Instagram, Miley shared photos of a Hannah Montana-themed bash that seemed to be a hybrid anniversary party and birthday party for her friend, musician Omer Fedi. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Miley Cyrus Threw a Hannah Montana-Themed Anniversary Party and The Pics Will Bring You Right Back to 2006," 29 Mar. 2021 His family of four generations surprised him with a drive-by birthday bash. John Kuntz, cleveland, "cleveland.com photographer John Kuntz’s favorite 20 photos from 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 The 2017 bash was quite the event, raising a total of more than $500,000 for Houstonians in the restaurant industry. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "David Chang Competes for the Southern Smoke Foundation on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire This Sunday," 12 Nov. 2020 In Avondale, Mom’s Basement and Cahaba Brewing have teamed up for the 3rd Street Halloween bash: an evening of food, live music, costume contests. Shauna Stuart | Sstuart@al.com, al, "Hallowed Spirits: These Birmingham bars have planned Halloween for a social distance," 31 Oct. 2020 Inspired by Hagar's annual birthday bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, the two are hoping to set up residencies in Las Vegas, which is not unusual, and Catalina Island, which is unprecedented. Steve Baltin, Forbes, "Sunday Conversation: Sammy Hagar And Rick Springfield On Their Rum Business, Wanting To Tour Together And Taking Over Catalina," 21 Mar. 2021 For the first time in 140 days, Cody Bellinger was playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, fully recovered from the forearm bash and ensuing shoulder surgery. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Cody Bellinger debuts new batting stance in Dodgers spring training debut following shoulder surgery," 17 Mar. 2021 For the Fat Tuesday celebration, each restaurant will serve the regular menu and host a New Orleans-style bash with music, hurricane drinks and beads. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Can we get a do-over? Dallas restaurants celebrate Valentine’s Day and Fat Tuesday a week late," 23 Feb. 2021

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Bash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bash. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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