bash

verb
\ ˈbash \
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

Because the Smiths' heads were bashed in with a fireplace log in the middle of the night, investigators assumed from the brutish, up-close nature of the crime that the killer must have been someone close to the couple. . Benjamin Oreskes, latimes.com, "Why did it take so long to arrest the Golden State Killer suspect? Interagency rivalries, old technology, errors and bad luck," 25 May 2018 How, when the time came, she had been first strangled and then her head bashed in with a rock. Sam Kiley, CNN, "How a child rape revealed the problems facing modern India," 17 May 2018 Everyone has these boats that go a gazillion miles an hour and you're bashed around and your hair is all tangled, and then you're supposed to wash them. Dylan Landis, House Beautiful, "Amanda Lindroth on Decorating Her Home in the Bahamas," 9 June 2012 That could mean Democrats currently in office or who run in future races — even for president — may have to bash Saudi Arabia to prove their liberal bona fides. Alex Ward, Vox, "Trump’s Saudi Arabia decision is the perfect distillation of his worldview," 21 Nov. 2018 Buzzfeed has been tracking this odd feud, reporting on theories that range from this being a coordinated effort from Lady Gaga's fans to bash Venom and promote A Star Is Born to bots being used to spit out negative Venom reviews ad nauseam. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, ""A Star Is Born" Fans Are Tweeting Bad Reviews of "Venom" So People See Lady Gaga's Movie Instead," 2 Oct. 2018 Investigators believe Escobar was the man who used a baseball bat to bash the heads of three homeless men sleeping on downtown Los Angeles streets before dawn on Sept. 16, police said in a statement. Christopher Weber, The Seattle Times, "Suspect in deadly California attacks was deported 6 times," 25 Sep. 2018 First-time feature director Jeff Tomsic bashes his way through the assignment in a style to be named later. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Tag' review: Don't these guys have anything else to do?," 14 June 2018 Menard bashes his Ford: Paul Menard, who had reported brake issues, slid in turn two and backed hard into the outside wall, crushing the car’s rear end. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Kevin Harvick wins third NASCAR Cup race in a row, holds off Kyle Busch at Phoenix," 11 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In the lowkey, casual photos of what seems to be an at-home wedding bash, Miley looks completely stunning in an off-shoulder white dress, with understated, simple makeup and her blonde hair worn loose. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Wait, Did Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Just Quietly Get Married?," 24 Dec. 2018 Friday’s night event, held at 115 Bell St., is a ’90s-themed bash to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cook’s Illustrated, with a DJ, craft cocktails and food stations. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "“America’s Test Kitchen” food festival comes to Seattle with A-list lineup," 16 Oct. 2018 Two festivals — the eight-year-old Country on the River in Prairie du Chien and the seven-year-old EDM and hip-hop bash Summer Set in Somerset — bowed out for 2018. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Has the music festival bubble burst? Here's what some fests are doing to survive.," 22 June 2018 The singer and his parents flew from the U.S. to India on Thursday to bring the party to the engagement bash hosted by Priyanka’s family, and on Saturday the couple indulged in a sweet, DIY photoshoot to announce their happy news to the world. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Visited an Orphanage," 20 Aug. 2018 In one composite image, Kylie throws a massive birthday bash with four other versions of hersrelf—and seems to be having the time of her life. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Posts 5 Outfits Ahead of the Birthday Collection," 6 Aug. 2018 Thanks to her family and friends, the singer had a big bash to celebrate her 25th birthday. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Relationship," 6 July 2018 For the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway, Tok is throwing an all-out holiday bash complete with food, booths, contests, displays and their classic parade down the historic roadway. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Fireworks and festivals: Here’s what’s happening across Alaska for Fourth of July, 2018," 29 June 2018 From ribfests to smokeouts and block parties, there's a barbecue battle or bash for you this spring and summer — and a few with beer or bourbon pairings. Ashley Day, USA TODAY, "America's annual barbecue festivals," 7 May 2018

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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 \
bashed; bashing

Kids Definition of bash

: to hit hard

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