to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.
Chiefly British, Canadian. to hurl harsh verbal abuse at.
a crushing blow.
Informal. a thoroughly enjoyable, lively party.
Idioms about bash
have a bash (at), British. to attempt; make an attempt.
on the bash, British. working as a prostitute.
- basher, noun
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How to use bash in a sentence
It was terrible, Harold recalls, watching the great basher who only went one speed—fast—stare up at the ceiling.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull | Mark Jacobson | March 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A phone-basher has to understand what the person on the other line is saying and must be able to be understood.
Taylor Branch, another high-profile basher, did at least go to school in Chapel Hill, but that of course is a basketball school.In Which I Volunteer for Future College Football Debates | Michael Tomasky | May 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, drawing blood seemed to do the trick for the head basher: Youzhny came back to win the match.
To Dean Baker, head of the Center for Economic Policy Research, he's a " granny basher."
In the former route, Basher is given as only three hours from Kuka.
He was talking quietly and without rancor, but he had a vibe like a basher.Makers | Cory Doctorow
With a sweep of his arm the "basher" crashed a black-jack against his skull.
Louie and the other "basher" started toward him, but stopped at a gesture from "Slim."
John threw the chair at the "basher" before him and dashed to the other side of the room.
British Dictionary definitions for bash
(tr) to strike violently or crushingly
(tr; often foll by in, down, etc) to smash, break, etc, with a crashing blow: to bash a door down
(intr foll by into) to crash (into); collide (with): to bash into a lamppost
to dent or be dented: this tin is bashed; this cover won't bash easily
a heavy blow, as from a fist
a dent; indentation
have a bash informal to make an attempt
- See also bash up
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