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

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 The real message of the anonymous senior official’s odd Trump-bashing op-ed in the New York Times is that the Republican rehabilitation cycle that resuscitated the party from the presidency of George W. Bush has already begun. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Republicans are preparing to disavow Trump if he fails — then come back and try the same policies," 6 Sep. 2018 West recently turned down the opportunity to join in Hollywood’s Trump bashing in an appearance with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Alice Marie Johnson calls America 'country of second chances,' hopeful Trump will 'follow up' with cases like hers," 31 July 2018 The party desperately needs to develop a positive, uplifting message that doesn’t hinge on Trump-bashing and does capture grassroots attention. Allan Lichtman, Time, "Democrats Can’t Survive on Anti-Trumpism Alone," 26 Jan. 2018 In those colliders, physicists bash together the same particles in precisely the same way, trillions upon trillions of times. Quanta Magazine, "Einstein’s Parable of Quantum Insanity," 10 Sep. 2015 When last weekend’s Democratic Party confab in San Francisco turned, at times, into Biden-bashing, Team Joe declined to comment. Philip Elliott / Concord, Time, "Joe Biden Is on Top of the Democratic Primary Field. How Does He Stay There?," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 The Spanish term is used both to describe the birthday girl and the boisterous bash that comes with it. Thalia Juarez, Washington Post, "A glimpse into a tradition celebrated in Latino communities," 15 June 2019 Under new owners, a 1960s-era celebrity hangout hosts a farewell pop-up bash until the lease expires in spring 2021. Bill Addison, latimes.com, "Sinatra hangout Dear John’s is going out in style," 13 June 2019 Last night, Kourtney Kardashian celebrated a big milestone, her 40th birthday, in a big way with an epic bash that only the Kardashians could throw. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Twin in Vintage Versace," 19 Apr. 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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