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

And for the last 300 years or so, Falótico’s excavations showed, capuchins have settled into their now-familiar tool size, consistent with their current strategy of bashing off cashews’ tough husks. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "These monkeys are 3,000 years into their own 'Stone Age'," 24 June 2019 But López Obrador avoided bashing Trump less than 24 hours after the two countries came to an agreement to avoid U.S.-imposed sanctions. San Diego Union-Tribune, "In Tijuana, Mexico’s president promotes friendship and dignity," 9 June 2019 Donald Trump has begun to challenge the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, while also bashing China and Europe for their falling currencies. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump and Money," 22 July 2018 It’s time for the Democrats to stop bashing President Trump. Willie Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, "Trump is more popular than Dems want to admit," 12 May 2018 Larry Scott and the Pac-12 get bashed pretty mercilessly these days for a variety of reasons. Andy Staples, SI.com, "How 'Scheduling for Success' Can Help the Pac-12 Keep Pace in the Playoff Era," 7 May 2018 All three of these elements combined to keep me doing more of what made the 2016 series refresh so fun: bouncing, dashing, blasting, bashing, and ultimately bathing in demons' rainbows of weirdly colored blood and gore. Sam Machkovech And Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "The best games, demos, and tech of E3 2019," 14 June 2019 The Brewers bashed three home runs of their own, including Yasmani Grandal's three-run shot that narrowed the gap to two in the ninth inning. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros outslug Brewers in series opener," 11 June 2019 Josh Bell is bashing balls into the Allegany with glee and unheralded rookie Bryan Reynolds is hitting .350 in 132 plate appearances. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "The Rangers Might Be MLB's Most Surprising Early Contender," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival (July 20–21) Genre-hopping beatmaker Diplo has assembled a who’s-who of streaming-era hip-hop, pop, and EDM giants for this two-day bash at Gillette Stadium. Blake Ryan, Billboard, "A Guide to Summer Music Festival Season 2019," 24 June 2019 From Aniston's ex-husband Brad Pitt, to her co-star in forthcoming series Top of the Morning Reese Witherspoon, an impressive array of celebs stepped out in West Hollywood for the actress' birthday bash. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Wore a Slinky Velvet Minidress to Jennifer Aniston's 50th Birthday Party," 10 Feb. 2019 The most eye-popping moment for a home in Roma, however, comes during a scene that finds the characters in the countryside for a New Year’s Eve bash. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Why the House in Roma Might Help Alfonso Cuaron's Masterpiece Win an Oscar," 5 Jan. 2019 The Spanish term is used both to describe the birthday girl and the boisterous bash that comes with it. Thalia Juarez, baltimoresun.com, "A glimpse into a centuries-old tradition celebrated in Baltimore's Latino communities," 10 June 2019 Further uptown, Broadway PR firm O&M’s annual bash at the Carlyle Hotel was packed with stars and still going in the early hours of the morning. Dave Quinn, EW.com, "What you didn't see on TV during the Tony Awards," 10 June 2019 Meet the high school senior who skipped the traditional graduation bash and threw a pizza party for the homeless instead. Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things to know for June 4: Trump, tech probes, Virginia Beach, Sudan, lost climbers," 4 June 2019 One of the files uploaded to VirusTotal, a bash script that appears to have been used for testing purposes, led Intezer researchers to a different file. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Advanced Linux backdoor found in the wild escaped AV detection," 30 May 2019 Rookie catcher Beau Taylor started the big bash with his first major-league homer, a solo shot in the third off Gabriel Ynoa. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "A’s belt six homers, top Orioles 16-2 to move two games over .500," 18 June 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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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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