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 Steve Chabot continued to bash the proceedings and unfair and partisan. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "DeWine says pre-empting local plastic bag bans ‘would be a mistake’: Capitol Letter," 5 Dec. 2019 No Phoenix writer is going to bash the Phoenix Suns. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Draymond Green blames ‘s— franchises’ for Marquese Chriss’ NBA struggles," 16 Oct. 2019 Bradley Byrne, Mike Rogers and Robert Aderholt would flip the script and use the moment to bash Democrats with fierce political clichés and fighting words. John Archibald, al, "Read the documents, America," 29 Sep. 2019 The shoe company was also bashed by U.S. Sen. Josh Halwey, a Republican from Missouri, a state where Nike already has two manufacturing plants. CBS News, "Chicago Cubs minor league team mocks Colin Kaepernick on Twitter, then apologizes," 4 July 2019 That these voice are just using them as a convenient cudgel to bash the NBA and its players? Jim Geraghty, National Review, "Are Critics of the NBA on China Hypocrites?," 11 Oct. 2019 O'Brien then threatened to bash in children's heads with the baseball bat, according to witness reports to police. AZCentral.com, "Police shootings in Arizona," 10 Sep. 2019 Because of the longer fibers, extra-duty balls have greater potential to be bashed around in use, making the fuzzy felt even fluffier. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "Why do male tennis players at the US Open reject balls more often than the women do?," 2 Sep. 2019 Powell’s comments came 24 hours after Trump bashed the Fed for not slashing interest rates more. BostonGlobe.com, "The last time the Fed cut rates to zero was during the Great Recession, and it has never adopted negative rates, even during the 1930s when one-quarter of the labor force was idle.," 14 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Most of the time, the Golden Globe Awards are a frivolous, silly excuse for celebrities to get dressed up, drink up, and soak up the fun of an awards bash that’s more about partying than prestige. oregonlive, "Golden Globes 2020: Broadcast TV’s shutout spotlights the divide between viewer habits and awards buzz," 31 Dec. 2019 Ahead of the holiday bash, the Kylie Cosmetics mogul posed with her 22-month-old daughter for a series of Instagram photos, showing off their matching outfits. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Khloé Kardashian Rocks Glam Matching Looks with Daughter True, 20 Months, for Christmas," 26 Dec. 2019 Residents on Canary Way in Chandler’s Clemente Ranch neighborhood began stringing lights from house to house this week, ahead of their neighborhood Christmas bash on Dec. 14. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Chandler woman saves 'Christmas on Canary'," 6 Dec. 2019 Assist: Signature Drive Solon police asked Chagrin Falls police to send as many police cars as possible at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 20 to a big bash at a party center, with 30 drunken people. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Missing man found sleeping like a baby in his driveway, Bainbridge Township Police Blotter," 2 Oct. 2019 Two days after Buck was escorted out of the bash, another gay man was found dead in his West Hollywood apartment — again from a methamphetamine overdose. Washington Post, "Activists wonder why political donor wasn’t arrested sooner," 30 Sep. 2019 Shawn's sister shared photos of the big birthday bash. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Camila Cabello Just Dropped the L Bomb on Shawn Mendes and I Am Screaming," 9 Aug. 2019 Louis is planning a big Fourth of July bash with Fair Saint Louis at Gateway Arch National Park. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Watch a balloon race in Galena, dine in a Door County vineyard and more Midwest events," 7 June 2019 Kevin MazurGetty Images The three Kardashian-Jenner sisters posed for photos together at the upscale birthday bash. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Khloé Kardashian Went Braless in a Gold Blazer and Matching Pants for Diddy's 50th Birthday Party," 15 Dec. 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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Last Updated

6 Jan 2020

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“Bash.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bashes. Accessed 19 January 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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