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bash

verb \ ˈbash \

Definition of bash

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
intransitive verb

basher

noun
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

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

origin unknown


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bash

noun

Definition of bash

1 :a forceful blow
2 :a festive social gathering :party
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

verb

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

verb \ ˈbash \

Definition of bash for Students

bashed; bashing
:to hit hard


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