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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.
Bashing noncooperative behavior by the central bank can also be beneficial.
Whether playing solo or with friends, BOOM BLOX Bash Party will have players off the couch, throwing, bashing and slinging blox like never before
We've been bashing our leaders for more than 200 years.
All over the nation, Religious Right groups are bashing public education.
Gay bashing has increased 300 per cent in Oregon since the statewide anti-gay measure was proposed there, including a firebombing and two deaths.
With more monsters, more cities and more radioactive monster bashing, Godzilla(R) fans won't believe the authenticity, while fighting and adventure gamers will have a unique experience with one of the best known film legends in the world
The police investigation is ongoing, but Meuse and others can't help but wonder if the attack is a gay bashing related to her participation in the Day of Silence.
Also, for a minimum $2 donation, Cruise Night attendees will be able to contribute to the center by bashing a late model Ford Pinto with a sledge hammer.
The Company commenced an action in September 2000 to seek the identities of several John Does that were bashing and posting false and defamatory statements on the financial chat room boards.
The first day of class, students were told about "student bashing"--it would not be allowed, and that included gay bashing.