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)
unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing.
verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing.
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How to use bashing in a sentence
In the musk ox brains, a form of a protein called tau had accumulated in patterns that suggested brain bashing was to blame.
Harry’s father came in for another bashing during a lengthy podcast interview in which Harry said that he had inherited, “genetic pain,” from his dad, who had inherited the same from his parents, the queen and Prince Philip.Prince Harry to Oprah: Prince Charles and the Royal Family ‘Bullied’ Me | Kevin Fallon | May 21, 2021 | The Daily Beast
bashing commercialism at a commercial gathering would be ridiculous.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art | Jay Michaelson | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not that the panel was one giant bashing of the male-dominated comedy world.
Jazz lovers who had taken exception to the previous bashing were told to lighten up, and stop complaining.
Dame Diana Rigg, who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has turned tales of critical bashing into a delightful play.
Republicans and Democrats love bashing lobbyists on the stump.
But his resistance should be secret and not open, for a while; there should be no more "bashing" than was absolutely necessary.The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen
A few seconds later, I tripped over a steel staircase, bashing my shins.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
Nick continued to ponder the strange men and the woman he was coming home to, but it was like bashing his head against a wall.The Sex Life of the Gods | Michael Knerr
I was given post at the gates, where for ten minutes my fellows was kept pretty busy bashing 'em and throwing 'em out.Foe-Farrell | Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
What a terrible thing, if Bert had found out you was in there and put him up to bashing your face.Sinister Street, vol. 2 | Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for -bashing
indicating a malicious attack on members of a particular group: queer-bashing; union-bashing
indicating any of various other activities: Bible-bashing; spud-bashing; square-bashing
- -basher, n combining form
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