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bashing

[ bash-ing ]
/ ˈbæʃ ɪŋ /
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noun
the act of beating, whipping, or thrashing: a series of unsolved bashings and robberies.
a decisive defeat: We gave the visiting team a good bashing.
(used in combination)
  1. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing.
  2. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing.
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Origin of bashing

First recorded in 1725–35; bash + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bashing

-bashing

adj combining form, n combining form
informal
  1. indicating a malicious attack on members of a particular groupqueer-bashing; union-bashing
  2. indicating any of various other activitiesBible-bashing; spud-bashing; square-bashing

Derived forms of -bashing

-basher, n combining form
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