verb (used with object)
Origin of bash
Examples from the Web for bash
For weeks preceding the bash, Hitch refuses to have anything to do with it.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just look at the rhetoric used by angry 1970s rock fans to bash disco.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rapper The Game was also in attendance at that bash, as well as Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, and Paris Hilton, among others.New Details Emerge in Suge Knight Shooting at Chris Brown's Pre-VMAs Party on the Sunset Strip|Marlow Stern|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For my part, I now decline to bash my head against that particular wall any longer.
The result, Chasens, was renowned for that dish and was the site of the post-Oscars bash for years.
Bash Hyatt married the daughter of the farmer that used to own the brown house.Summer|Edith Wharton
If the wheel slips off they bash it on with a rock or lump of wood, and, like Turkey itself, it just goes on.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
Says he to Old Scrubs, 'Sir, the men needs you to bash in their heads.'The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
So perished Bash Tchelik, and thus did the prince finally regain his beloved and loyal wife.Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians|Woislav M. Petrovitch
Why den hurry, and bash de head against a tree in de darkness?The Hero of Panama|F. S. Brereton
Word Origin for bash
"to strike violently," 1640s, perhaps of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse *basca "to strike" (cf. Swedish basa "to baste, whip, flog, lash," Danish baske "to beat, strike, cudgel"); or the whole group might be independently derived and echoic. Figurative sense of "abuse verbally or in writing" is from 1948. Related: Bashed; bashing.
"a heavy blow," 1805, from bash (v.). Meaning "an attempt" is attested by 1948. On a bash "on a drunken spree" is slang from 1901, which gave the word its sense of "party."