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bash

[ bash ]
/ bæʃ /
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verb (used with object)

to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.
Chiefly British, Canadian. to hurl harsh verbal abuse at.

noun

a crushing blow.
Informal. a thoroughly enjoyable, lively party.

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Idioms for bash

    have a bash (at), British. to attempt; make an attempt.
    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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British Dictionary definitions for bash

bash
/ (bæʃ) informal /

verb

noun

See also bash up

Word Origin for bash

C17: of uncertain origin
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