:to strike violently :hit;
:to injure or damage by striking :smash
—often used with in
:to attack physically or verbally
:to work hard at something
- That is exactly what I tell myself as I bash away in the gym …
- —Jay Rayner
: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
: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
: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