beat/bash someone's brains out/in

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of beat/bash someone's brains out/in

informal
: to hit someone on the head in a way that causes serious injury or death : to beat someone very badly
  • They threatened to beat my brains out/in if I ever came here again.

Word by Word Definitions

beat play
  1. : to strike repeatedly:

  2. : to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain

  3. : to walk on : tread

  1. : a single stroke or blow especially in a series

  2. : a sound produced by or as if by beating (see 1beat)

  3. : a driving impact or force

  1. : being in a state of exhaustion : exhausted

  2. : sapped of resolution or morale

  3. : of, relating to, or being beatniks

  1. : beatnik

bash play
  1. : to strike violently : hit

  2. : to attack physically or verbally

  3. : crash

  1. : a forceful blow

  2. : a festive social gathering : party

  3. : try, attempt

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

brain play brains
  1. : the portion of the vertebrate central nervous system enclosed in the skull and continuous with the spinal cord through the foramen magnum that is composed of neurons and supporting and nutritive structures (such as glia) and that integrates sensory information from inside and outside the body in controlling autonomic function (such as heartbeat and respiration), in coordinating and directing correlated motor responses, and in the process of learning — compare forebrain, hindbrain, midbrain

  2. : a nervous center in invertebrates comparable in position and function to the vertebrate brain

  3. : intellect, mind

  1. : to kill by smashing the skull

  2. : to hit on the head

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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