vb belt (informal) biff (slang) break, chin (slang) crash, crush, deck (slang) hit, lay one on (slang) punch, slosh (Brit. slang) smash, sock (slang) strike, tonk (informal) wallop (informal)
n attempt, crack (informal) go (informal) shot (informal) stab (informal) try
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bash ( bashes plural & 3rd person present) ( bashing present participle) ( bashed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A bash is a party or celebration, especially a large one held by an official organization or attended by famous people.
INFORMAL He threw one of the biggest showbiz bashes of the year as a 36th birthday party for Jerry Hall.
2 verb If someone bashes you, they attack you by hitting or punching you hard.
INFORMAL If someone tried to bash my best mate they would have to bash me as well... V n
I bashed him on the head and dumped him in the cold, cold water... V n prep/adv
Two women were hurt and the chef was bashed over the head with a bottle. be/get V-ed prep/adv, Also be/get V-ed
3 verb If you bash something, you hit it hard in a rough or careless way.
INFORMAL Too many golfers try to bash the ball out of sand. That spells disaster... V n prep/adv
A stand-in drummer bashes on a single snare and a pair of cymbals. V prep/adv, Also V n
4 n-count If you get a bashon a part of your body, someone or something hits you hard, or you bump into something.
INFORMAL usu N on n
5 verb To bash someone means to criticize them severely, usually in a public way. (JOURNALISM)
The President could continue to bash Democrats as being soft on crime. V n
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