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v. bashed, bash·ing, bash·es
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.
1. Informal A heavy, crushing blow.
2. Slang A celebration; a party.

[Origin unknown.]

bash′er n.


(ˈbæʃ ɪŋ)

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.


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


[ˈbæʃɪŋ] nraclée f


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


[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.
Later, I watched Jimmy Kimmel on Late Night instead of giving a typical comical intro (i.e., Johnny Carson) spend the entire time bashing Trump for supposedly using the N-word but with no facts to back his claim other than the words of a woman who only served in the White House because of the man she is bashing.
This was one of the reasons why, Binay, as she turns 45 next month, has decided to come out with 45 tips on how to handle social media bashing.
In this study we are specifically examining the strategies of ingratiation, exemplification, self-promotion competency, self-promotion bashing, and intimidation.
Doctors call for age restrictions for dune bashing and better safety regulations for desert safari as accidents during such trips can be debilitating
Sharon Osbourne is responding to her estranged brother's recent plastic surgery bashing. He recently reached out to her in attempt to patch things up and provide support to his nephew jack, who also has MS, but instead, he just ended up bashing her plastic surgery.
By Donald Robinson, of Mirfield Bashing the politicians 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) Would you like your poem featured?
MR Ted Prest of Eston says "All my letters are Labour bashing" and asks if I have anything else to write about.
The bashing of college and university administrators is part of what is wrong with this discussion."
"Imagine a song is a dented, buckled-up car, and we've got to start bashing it until it makes the shape of a Renault Clio.
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.