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

Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility. James Freeman, WSJ, "The Romney Revival Project," 2 Jan. 2019 Investigators believe Escobar was the man who used a baseball bat to bash the heads of three homeless men who were sleeping on downtown streets before dawn on Sept. 16, Los Angeles police said in a statement. Fox News, "California attacks suspect probed in case of missing Texans," 25 Sep. 2018 As an entire city rejoiced over its latest bout of good fortune, Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly returned to the bench and bashed his stick against the railing. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Golden Knights, Capitals Provide Game 1 Cup Final Spectacle Fitting for Vegas," 29 May 2018 By aggressively pushing low-cost, reusable launch technologies, SpaceX has bashed down the traditional order. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "As the SpaceX steamroller surges, European rocket industry vows to resist," 20 July 2018 The robot wouldn't simply be mindlessly bashing through Europan ice. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "A Nuclear Tunneling Worm Could Help Us Find Out What's Beneath Europa's Ice," 17 Dec. 2018 The clue lies in how Insider Build 18323, released Thursday evening, is defined as the release branch of Windows 10—a near-final, bug-bashing development stage. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 10's April 2019 Update should be as straightforward as its name," 25 Jan. 2019 The Republican Party has not distanced itself from the rise of contemporary white nationalism — Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis spoke at a Muslim-bashing event alongside white nationalists Milo Yiannopoulos and Steve Bannon. Treva B. Lindsey, Vox, "The betrayal of white women voters: in pivotal state races, they still backed the GOP," 9 Nov. 2018 Oman Sean NelsonOman ExpeditionsHe knows the best climbing and canyoneering routes; the most exhilarating dune-bashing and quad-biking spots; and the perfect stretches of coast for surfing, diving, and sailing. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Kylie and BFF Jordyn Woods had an undisclosed beachside vacation with Stormi in tow, and Kylie threw a low-key rainbow bash back at home. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Travis Scott Just Gave Kylie Jenner the Most INSANE Valentine's Day Gift," 13 Feb. 2019 Delta Air Lines recently threw a very special 102nd birthday bash for a former flight attendant and World War II veteran, who was one of the carrier’s first stewardesses. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Delta throws 102nd birthday party for pioneering flight attendant, WWII vet," 13 July 2018 Both Jenner and Simmons were all smiles as a guest gave a shoutout to Kardashian and boyfriend Tristan Thompson for throwing the backyard bash. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons Spotted Getting Cozy at Khloé Kardashian's July 4th Party," 5 July 2018 And Drake reportedly threw a birthday bash for Hadid in October. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Drake's New Song 'Finesse' Is Maybe-Possibly-Totally About Bella Hadid," 29 June 2018 Next week: Jeff and Raegan throw an Easter bash, Tamica confronts Gian over her decision to stop mentoring Barry, and Gian helps Jon with his Jazz Fest party. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "'Southern Charm New Orleans' Episode 6: Red beans and rice, minus the spice," 21 May 2018 Traditionally, when the Warriors throw a blowout bash, Stephen Curry lines up the snacks, the bartender and the band. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Curry’s big night was one for the books," 20 May 2018 Then-Mayor Bob Lanier even threw a campaign bash there. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Houston's Jones Plaza to undergo a series of radical renovations," 24 Apr. 2018 Here's all the details on the birthday bash of the year. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Every Detail You Missed at Kylie Jenner’s Daughter’s Outrageous First Birthday Party," 11 Feb. 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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