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 Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Trump bashed the initial recommendation that Stone receive a sentence of up to nine years in prison. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Trump says he 'didn’t speak to' Justice Department about lighter Roger Stone sentence," 11 Feb. 2020 Lake Superior bashed against the shore below, which was covered in ice. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winter yurt camping in the Porcupine Mountains is great for beginners," 6 Feb. 2020 These short national concerts, in the middle of the culmination of a season of men bashing their skulls into each other, are perfect annual snapshots of our culture. oregonlive, "25 Super Bowl halftime shows ranked from truly terrible to totally transcendent for 2020," 22 Jan. 2020 Marina del Rey Molly, Amy, and Gigi (Billie Lourd) get consensually bashed on a legit yacht in Marina del Rey, renting from a company whose fleet is typically used for weddings. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Location, location, location: Booksmart's team takes EW behind-the-scenes of its most iconic scenes," 16 Dec. 2019 Policemen bash down doors and clip handcuffs on ruffians. The Economist, "What’s going wrong here? Britain’s 20,000 new cops won’t get the justice ministry celebrating," 18 Jan. 2020 First there’s the fact that celebrating in New York City—where space is limited, prices are steep, and keeping up with the Kardashians (and their rainbow unicorn bashes) is practically a pastime—brings its own set of challenges. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "7 Tips For Planning a Kids’ Birthday Party Your Fellow Parents Will Appreciate," 15 Nov. 2019 Trump campaigned in part on bashing free trade, and some of his toughest challengers in the Democratic primary are fierce skeptics of it. Alex Ward, Vox, "Trade, defense, and Israel: 2020 Democrats’ foreign policy flashpoints," 27 June 2019 Actress Alyssa Milano, meanwhile, bashed Trump for his reaction. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Kate McKinnon crashes ‘Saturday Night Live’ cold open as Greta Thunberg with a message for Trump," 15 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lizzo is performing on Miami Beach, Shaquille O'Neal is hosting a concert with Pitbull and Diddy in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, and former Patriot Rob Gronkowski is hosting a beach bash with Diplo and Rick Ross. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "Super Bowl site Miami leads NFL in one category: player arrests," 28 Jan. 2020 For its invite-only bash, WME is partnering with Los Angeles' Nic’s on Beverly to cater the evening. Falen Hardge, The Hollywood Reporter, "WME's Oscar Party the Latest Awards-Circuit Event to Go Vegan (Exclusive)," 17 Jan. 2020 There are two light-up bashes worth your attention: The first is the debut of the 32-foot-tall Wishing Tree, artist Shilpa Gupta’s faux banyan tree whose 10,000 leaves are composed of 100,000 LEDs. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Get lit: Top 10 Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Miami," 29 Nov. 2019 Afterwards there was a little backstage bash with all my friends and relatives and family that had come. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Peter Frampton on His Final Tour and Battling the Rare Disease That Could End His Music Career," 26 Nov. 2019 Homestead is moving on the 2020 schedule to March, ending its streak of 18 years as the season finale, and there will be one final championship bash in victory lane. BostonGlobe.com, "No clear favorite in Sunday’s NASCAR championship race - The Boston Globe," 17 Nov. 2019 Casamigos, the tequila company co-founded in 2013 by George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman, held its annual Halloween bash Friday evening. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "George Clooney, Rande Gerber host celeb-filled Casamigos Halloween bash," 28 Oct. 2019 Your Oktoberfest bash just got a lot more fun, thanks to this Photo Booth Prop Kit. Alicia Kortendick, al, "Get into the Oktoberfest spirit: 9 costume, accessory and decoration ideas," 19 Sep. 2019 Livermore’s big Taste Our Terroir bash is this weekend (July 25-28) with four days of tastings, wine pairings, somm secrets and special events, including a Behind the Bubbles talk and Port-a-Palooza. Randy Mcmullen, The Mercury News, "7 epic Bay Area things to do this weekend, July 26-28," 25 July 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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17 Feb 2020

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“Bash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bash. Accessed 17 Feb. 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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