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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.
Too much negativity with some fans bashing their idols' perceived rivals.
Doctors call for age restrictions for dune bashing and better safety regulations for desert safari as accidents during such trips can be debilitating
Let's bash a politician Let's cast his folk in doubt Let's kick him in the hustings Before we kick him out Let's question his credentials To join the human race Tell him how it really is Almost, nearly, to his face Let's tell him we're not happy With the way we're feeling sad Let's blame him now we're missing All the things we've never had And be fearless in our bashing For unlike Bill or Jack When we bash a politician They never hit us back Except for John Prescott, of course
The bashing of college and university administrators is part of what is wrong with this discussion.
His was the third gay bashing in a month in that location.
But if Hellewell was hoping to add some academic gravitas to his separation bashing, he must have been quickly disappointed: Gedicks, a fellow Mormon, took the opposite tack.
While it was true that Barbara Boxer was bashing Condoleezza Rice, what really happened was a heated exchange.
Not since the convention that nominated Barry Goldwater in 1964 has a gathering of the Republican faithful featured so much UN bashing from so many prominent players in the party," wrote columnist John Nichols of the liberal Madison, Wisconsin, Capital Times on September 9.
Instead of bashing Nader, Weinstein should ask what was it about Gore that he could not carry his home state of Tennessee, or Clinton's Arkansas.
What can we learn from attempts to characterize the women's movement as a bashing of males?
Instead of "gay bashing," which was the unproven excuse for the May 1996 federal legislation giving special privileges to homosexuals, (Bill C-33) we now have "Christian bashing," with homosexuals leading it.