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.
have a bash (at), British. to attempt; make an attempt.
on the bash, British. working as a prostitute.
Matthew Schmitz bashes Mumford and Sons over at First Things.
Mumford and Sons: The Pinterest of Folk Music Justin Green September 30, 2012
Harry bashes into Camilla’s umbrella, trademark cheeky grin flashed.
Running Commentary from the Jubilee Pageant Tom Sykes June 2, 2012
Rubio bashes Crist at every opportunity while leaving Meek untouched.
Charlie Crist’s Race Card Jim DeFede September 26, 2010
Now alone, Bathurst threw himself down among the bashes in an attitude of utter depression.
Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty
(transitive) to strike violently or crushingly
(transitive; often foll by in, down, etc) to smash, break, etc, with a crashing blow: to bash a door down
(intransitive) 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
(informal) have a bash, to make an attempt
“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.”
A party, esp a good, exciting one: Her little soiree turned into a real bash (1940s+)
An attempt; crack, whack: Let’s have a bash at moving this thing (1940s+ British)
To hit; clobber, sock (1860s+)
To criticize, esp destructively: bashing Google more than Microsoft now
(formerly) one of a class of irregular mounted troops in the Turkish military service. Historical Examples Even a bashi-bazouk must have quailed before that amazing declaration and that patient resignation to fate. The Skipper and the Skipped Holman Day But may I ask what all this means, and why you were hiding behind my curtains […]
(formerly) one of a class of irregular mounted troops in the Turkish military service. noun (in the 19th century) one of a group of irregular Turkish soldiers notorious for their brutality
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. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing. to strike with a crushing or smashing blow. Chiefly […]
a member of a people living in the Bashkir Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas. the Turkic language of the Bashkir, closely related to Tatar. Historical Examples On his way he had been joined by large bodies of the Kirghis and Bashkir nomads. Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15) Charles Morris This Bashkir, however, was not […]