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

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 Knee-bashing reductions to legroom and elbow-crunching cuts to seat size are well-known tactics. Mary Schlangenstein, latimes.com, "Airline bathrooms are getting smaller — you’re not imagining it," 10 July 2018 Nationalist and anti-immigrant parties in Europe’s more socially liberal countries are trying to shed their old reputation for gay-bashing. The Economist, "Europe’s anti-immigrant parties are becoming more gay-friendly," 5 July 2018 Imagine what the pollsters are finding in 2018, after more than a year of tweets by our media-bashing, climate-change-denying bully pulpiteer. Judith Shulevitz, New York Times, "Is Our Obsession With Wellness Doing Us In?," 11 June 2018 The shoehorning of contemporary references into this novel makes for an atmosphere of corny wish fulfillment and implied Trump-bashing. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "In Bill Clinton’s New Thriller, the Final Villain is Feminism," 8 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Despite having spent the day in Yorkshire carrying out their official royal duties, Kate and William still found the time to make it to the unforgettable bash, which is being hosted by the Queen. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wore the Most Stunning Earrings to Prince Charles' Birthday Party," 14 Nov. 2018 The Prague bash — which is expected to bring up to 100,000 fans through Sunday — was planned long before Harley-Davidson became the latest victim of Trump's tariff tumult. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "As Trump’s trade war kicks off, Europe celebrates tariff-hit Harley-Davidson," 6 July 2018 After the 50th bash, that’s what 16-year-old Cooper Mortimer asked his dad, Sean, who’s been friends with Hawk since Sean moved to California 30 years ago to chase his skateboarding dreams. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "How Does an Action Sports Superstar Age? Tony Hawk Is Figuring It Out on the Fly," 2 July 2018 Vanity Fair and Amazon decided not to host any parties either, while the annual amFAR bash -- where Harvey Weinstein was a massive presence -- will no doubt be indelibly changed in the wake of the disgraced mogul's history. Amy Kaufman, latimes.com, "What it's like to walk the red carpet on Cannes opening night," 9 May 2018 There were also plenty of team jerseys, including the Cavaliers LeBron one Snoop sported at the Levi's bash, natch. Booth Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, "Top 10 Coachella Fashion Trends: Boob Glitter, Fanny Packs, Pierced Braids and More," 16 Apr. 2018 The seventh annual charity gala promises another lavish bash Friday, May 4, at the Galt House Hotel's Grand Ballroom in downtown Louisville. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "The 2018 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala celebrity list is here, and it's full of names you know," 14 Apr. 2018 That’s one of the instruments Coulter mastered and plans to play as artist-in-residence at Kronos Festival 2018, the Kronos Quartet’s annual hometown music bash, which revels in the culture-crossing collaboration the group thrives on. Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, "David Coulter brings sound of saw to Kronos Festival," 3 Apr. 2018 Smash Corporation, the promoter of the Japan's original international summer music bash, Fuji Rock Festival, has announced that Bob Dylan will headline the celebrated event. Rob Schwartz, Billboard, "Bob Dylan Added to Japan's Fuji Rock Festival Lineup," 15 Mar. 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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