- To strike heavily.
- The thugs kept bashing the cowering victim.
- If the engine won't start, bash it with this hammer.
- He bashed his head against the door.
- To collide.
- Don't bash into me with that shopping trolley.
- To criticize harshly.
- He bashed my ideas.
- (Britain, slang) To masturbate.
- He said that he bashes daily.
bash (plural bashes)
- (informal) A forceful blow or impact.
- He got a bash on the head.
- (informal) A large party; a gala event.
- They had a big bash to celebrate their tenth anniversary.
- (Britain, informal, often in the phrase 'have a bash') An attempt (at doing something).
- I'm not sure I'll be any good at this, but let me have a bash.
- This was my first bash at macramé, so I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bash in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
bash (past participle bãshatã)
- Alternative form of
- Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith