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 Police officers bashed them with batons and arrested them. oregonlive, "Women’s fight to gain vote takes center stage in new Oregon Historical Society exhibit, ‘Nevertheless, They Persisted’," 13 Mar. 2020 Since getting into the race in December, Bloomberg has spent $6.6 million on ads revealing his roots and bashing Trump, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, which tracks campaign spending. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Presidential campaigns gear up in Michigan as primary season gets ready to kick off," 23 Jan. 2020 Carol does, and, in a short flash-forward, shows up to Ethan’s home to bash him with a baseball bat and report an assault to the police. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "The Spinning Out Finale Is Already One Of 2020’s Darkest Tales," 3 Jan. 2020 Appearing on national television in September, former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said his preferred presidential candidate is as interested in policy as uniting people, and could build a platform beyond simply bashing President Trump. BostonGlobe.com, "seriously reconsider a presidential bid," 13 Nov. 2019 Brantley bashed it to dead center field for his first extra-base hit since Sept. 9. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros secure home-field advantage through ALCS," 28 Sep. 2019 But all this is going to do is either make people unnecessarily excited based on minimal footage or make people even more eager to bash him if things go wrong. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "NBA Offseason Workout Tapes Reach New Low With Markelle Fultz Hype Video," 25 Sep. 2019 Gangs of Hindus and Muslims have been clashing in the neighborhood, Maujpur, and surrounding areas since Sunday, killing at least 11 people, including a police officer bashed in the head with a rock. Suhasini Raj, BostonGlobe.com, "New Delhi streets turn into battleground during Trump’s visit," 25 Feb. 2020 The license fee review comes after a bruising election campaign in which both main political parties bashed the BBC's journalism, and amid a souring relationship between Prime Minister Johnson and the media generally. Hadas Gold, CNN, "The BBC is nearly 100 years old. Will it survive the next decade?," 16 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Viewers also witnessed an impromptu birthday bash for a member of the Blue Team, Kim Davis, who celebrated with a bowl of apples and two bananas adorned with candles. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Alabama’s Micah Collum takes the lead on ‘The Biggest Loser’," 12 Feb. 2020 Skip high-pressure or potentially awkward situations, like your grandpa's 85th birthday bash. Yolis Arroyo, Seventeen, "Your Guide to Making New Friends This School Year," 17 Jan. 2020 Other local music picks for January range from Wyves headlining their lead singer's birthday bash to release shows by metal acts Wrath Upon Eden and Deadspawn. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Here's your guide to the best local concerts in Phoenix this January," 1 Jan. 2020 That includes Pitt coming to her holiday party and 50th birthday bash earlier this year, so, yea. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Still Have a Gloriously "Flirtatious" Relationship," 26 Dec. 2019 This weekend, Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian stepped out for Sean Comb's 50th birthday bash together wearing coordinating ensembles, along with the exact same hairstyle. Kaleigh Fasanella, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian Now Have Matching Bob Haircuts," 16 Dec. 2019 Last Friday, the YouTube star hit the birthday party circuit, attending not one, but two celeb bashes. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Nikita Dragun Wore a Thong Over Her Pants for Madison Beer and Victoria Villarroel's Birthday Parties," 9 Mar. 2020 Some of the young people have in turn trained their peers and taken a leading role in distributing Narcan at community events, like a back-to-school bash last fall where one child gave out 70 doses. Dan Levin, New York Times, "Teaching Children How to Reverse an Overdose," 23 Feb. 2020 Some of the young people have in turn trained their peers and taken a leading role in distributing Narcan at community events, like a back-to-school bash last fall where one child gave out 70 doses. Dan Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Open, insert, squirt.’ In this town, children are taught to administer Narcan," 23 Feb. 2020

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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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Last Updated

30 Mar 2020

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“Bash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bash. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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bash

verb
How to pronounce bash (audio)

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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