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bash

 (băsh)
v. bashed, bash·ing, bash·es
v.tr.
1. To strike with a heavy, crushing blow: The thug bashed the hood of the car with a sledgehammer.
2. To beat or assault severely: The police arrested the men who bashed an immigrant in the park.
3. Informal To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly: "My point is not to bash teachers or healthcare providers" (Richard Weissbourd).
v.intr. Informal
To engage in harsh, accusatory, threatening criticism.
n.
1. Informal A heavy, crushing blow.
2. Slang A celebration; a party.

[Origin unknown.]

bash′er n.

bash•ing

(ˈbæʃ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of beating, whipping, or thrashing.
2. a decisive defeat.
3. (used in combination)
a. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing.
b. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: China-bashing.
[1725–1735]
Translations

bashing

[ˈbæʃɪŋ] Ntunda f, paliza f
to give sb a bashingdar una paliza a algn
the team took a real bashingel equipo recibió una paliza

bashing

[ˈbæʃɪŋ] nraclée f

bashing

n (inf)Prügel pl; he got a nasty bashinger hat ganz schön was abgekriegt (inf)

bashing

[ˈbæʃɪŋ] n to take a bashingprendere una batosta
union-bashing → denigrazione f sistematica dei sindacati
References in classic literature ?
I don't know what keeps me from hunting him up in his virtuous home and bashing his head in.
Criticizing the government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for its belated response to the recent spate of bashings of Indian students in Melbourne, Sheridian describes it is an appalling episode in the nation's history.
There have been numerous reports of gay bashings and other violent crimes, including the 2005 gay-bashing of Washington Blade executive editor Chris Crain by a group of youths who were reportedly of Moroccan descent.
Over the past several decades, the world's coral reefs have been succumbing in record numbers to such stresses as climate warming, pollution, and bashings from ships and their gear.
Others, like Sacramento's Lavender Angels, are "watchdog" groups that call the police to respond to bashings.
Yadu Singh said there had been at least 20 bashings of Indian students in Sydney in the last month alone, but most went unreported out of fear.