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See synonyms for: bashbashedbashing on

verb (used with object)
  1. to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.

  2. Chiefly British, Canadian. to hurl harsh verbal abuse at.

  1. a crushing blow.

  2. Informal. a thoroughly enjoyable, lively party.

Idioms about bash

  1. have a bash (at), British. to attempt; make an attempt.

  2. on the bash, British. working as a prostitute.

Origin of bash

First recorded in 1635–45; perhaps of expressive origin

Other words from bash

  • basher, noun

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How to use bash in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bash


/ (bæʃ) informal /

  1. (tr) to strike violently or crushingly

  2. (tr; often foll by in, down, etc) to smash, break, etc, with a crashing blow: to bash a door down

  1. (intr foll by into) to crash (into); collide (with): to bash into a lamppost

  2. to dent or be dented: this tin is bashed; this cover won't bash easily

  1. a heavy blow, as from a fist

  2. a dent; indentation

  1. a party

  2. have a bash informal to make an attempt

Origin of bash

C17: of uncertain origin

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