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 Through Grenell’s efforts, the supposedly gay-bashing Trump administration has worked to decriminalize homosexuality in nations where gay relationships can lead to prison time or even beheading. Deroy Murdock, National Review, "Go Ahead, Let Trump Make Your Day," 3 Mar. 2020 The truck’s dual electric motors will produce 614 horsepower and 668 pound-feet of boulder-bashing torque. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know About Tesla’s Mysterious New Pickup Truck," 13 Nov. 2019 Dozens of immigration demonstrators plastered their vehicles with slogans bashing Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sunday, parked outside of the agency’s San Antonio office on the Northeast Side and leaned on their horns. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "Caravan of honking cars replaces traditional protest in San Antonio amid coronavirus crisis," 19 Apr. 2020 For example, articles that bash Donald Trump’s belated response to the pandemic were promoted with more than $120,000 worth of Facebook ads. Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz, "A well-heeled liberal group is filling the local news void with Trump-bashing coronavirus ads," 15 Apr. 2020 Roberts and Smith follow the home-run fever that Ruth spawned that spring, with cables across the Atlantic reporting each day’s scores to the troops, along with news of whether the Babe bashed another big one. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, "War, Fever, and Baseball in 1918," 29 Mar. 2020 And the seats are firm enough for all-day comfort but forgiving enough when bashing about. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, "First Drive: 2020 Land Rover Defender Is Ruggedness Evolved," 24 Mar. 2020 Mike Bloomberg was not onstage Friday night, but the New York billionaire was referenced repeatedly as the candidates took turns bashing the the rich. Anchorage Daily News, "Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks," 8 Feb. 2020 The Turning, from DreamWorks and Universal, opened to $7.3 million after getting bashed by critics and landing the second title of 2020 to earn a rare F CinemaScore from audiences (The Grudge was the other). Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Stays No. 1 With Big $34M, '1917' Marches to $16M," 26 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Colorado College’s graduating class fast-tracked their end-of-year bash, with students gathering for a toast at the school flagpole. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Less pomp, given circumstance: Students grapple with virtual graduations," 21 May 2020 Connect with your squad on Zoom by voguing and having your own posh bash filled with silliness and laughter (invite-only, of course). Lisa Stardust, Teen Vogue, "What You Should Listen to While Social Distancing, According to Your Zodiac Sign," 31 Mar. 2020 After general admission opened at 1:30 p.m., there were lines of dozens of people at trucks such as Longshot Lobsta and The Rolling Taco, and organizers estimated 6,000 people attended the foodie bash. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Thousands of foodies take over Waterfront Park for inaugural Food Truck Mash-Up," 24 Aug. 2019 Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas stepped out in Manhattan on Friday night to attend Joe Jonas's 30th birthday bash. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra's Little Black Feather Dress Has So Many Sheer Panels," 18 Aug. 2019 More than 4,000 people attended a nostalgic farewell bash at Collin Creek Mall on July 26. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "How J.C. Penney will stay open while Plano's Collin Creek Mall is torn down," 5 Aug. 2019 However, both apparently did attend the Vegas bash. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "BFFs Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Celebrate Sophie's Bachelorette Party Together," 12 June 2019 But at least the 150th birthday bash, while canceled on Saturday in the park itself, had a virtual acknowledgement. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 3-4," 24 Apr. 2020 Birthday bashes, a major part of America’s $5.4 billion party and events market, have taken a big hit with most of the country in lockdown. Jordyn Holman, Houston Chronicle, "Zoom parties are so five weeks ago: Hello virtual reality," 23 Apr. 2020

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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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25 May 2020

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“Bash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bash. Accessed 29 May. 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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