Adjective "bash" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Strike hard and violently.
  1. no object 'people bashed on the doors'
  2. 'On the other hand, if the pegs turn out to be a bit too square and the holes too round, then the harder you try to bash the one into the other, the more you'll end up just making a mess.'
  3. 'So perhaps we should bash them, but just not too hard.'
  4. 'Even from across the busy road, I could see that each convulsion jerked his body, stretched out dangerously in the traffic, and caused his head to bash against the hard tarmac, grazing it.'
  5. 'Hex slowly emerged from his car and had apparently bashed his head hard against the steering wheel, for his head was bleeding.'
  6. 'I had forgot how much fun bashing the drums really hard is.'
  7. 'I slammed it again, much harder, and suddenly I'm bashing my wrist against the corner of the wall with all my strength, quickly and repeatedly.'
  8. 'The men we've interviewed from Bexley say they were beaten and bashed by officers in the home, do you accept that this did take place?'
  9. 'The sudden lurch of the car caused Kirsten to fly forward violently in her seat, bashing her leg off the dashboard.'
  10. 'Hard drives don't like being bashed around in bags or boots of cars, so be very careful with this baby.'
  11. 'At the moment the keys on the piano are bashed rather hard.'
  12. 'Jimmy's bashing my head in with a two-by-four!'
  13. 'There was a police car on the flower bed, and its head was bashed in with the word ‘Police’ dented.'
  14. 'Groaning, he struggled to lift his head until Syona clutched his throat with one hand and bashed his nose in with another.'
  15. 'When I saw him at the trial, and I knew what he'd done, I was so close to bashing his face in.'
  16. 'In my early days of settlement, Arthur did just that, bashing weak palings in with his head, the better to check there were no cats in the great beyond.'
  17. 'Funny how it works.'… I kept thinking about these cops, and how they may be nice individuals at home, but if they got the order they would bash my skull in.… I started rationalizing with myself.'
  18. 'The one with the broken nose looked at him bravely and stated, ‘She was too fast… I was able to catch up to her, but she bashed my nose in.’'
  19. 'Colton and Devon would've been home by then so I thought it odd that the roof wasn't collapsing, the walls weren't bashed in, and there weren't any bloody murder messages on the answering machine.'
  20. 'Haz pushed himself up into a sitting position only to have Priest grab him and throw him against the elevator doors almost bashing them in.'
  21. 'A parent has threatened to bash my face in for giving his daughter lines; I need a day at the police station as the ministry can do nothing.'
  22. 'the other vehicle bashed into the back of them'
  23. 'Dylan runs past the guy, bashing into him, and manages to nick the guy's wallet.'
  24. 'Everyone, apparently, is getting fed up with mums in their Chelsea tractors, taking up too much space and generally bashing into everything.'
  25. 'In the middle of the night, the boats started bashing into each other.'
  26. 'The bulls bash into doors or the sides of buildings, sustaining bruises, cuts and broken bones and horns.'
  27. 'I jumped once more, letting out a yelp as my knee bashed into the table and I went crashing to the floor.'
  28. 'I asked, just as I though would happen, something came bashing into my head; knocking me over, chair and all.'
  29. 'Yet there's something even more exhilarating about the fact that the men bashing into each other on the court are normal people with essentially normal lives.'
  30. 'Sometimes they fall off loading bays, are slammed into doors, or are bashed into walls.'
  31. 'The speedboat bounced along sending a cascade of waves crashing through the calmness and bashing into the smooth green walls of buildings that rose tall and defiant from the canal's glassy depths.'
  32. 'Man, it's going to take her about ten years to figure out where everything is, she thought as she was dragged down the hallway, mumbling sorry to the students she was bashing into.'
  33. 'Critics who bash such films as Happy Times as being heavy-handed misinterpret the key differences between Eastern and Western cinema.'
  34. 'The source said Mr Mandelson had been referring to Mr Chirac when he criticised the tactic of ‘constantly bashing Brussels’.'
  35. 'At the same time, Bush's remarks were bashed by scientists and advocates for the separation of church and state.'
  36. 'There's nothing the London theatre critics like more than to bash Edinburgh's hyped-up hits once they reach the southern capital.'
  37. 'This success has caused Sun to put more and more emphasis on services - a strategy it had typically shied away from, preferring to bash IBM's services attack instead.'
  38. 'Critics also bashed the law for limiting access to information and privacy.'
  39. 'For the past ten minutes of lunch, he'd been indiscriminately bashing anything worth insulting, and he'd made even the more conservative among us laugh.'
  40. 'Yet even knee deep in slush, Kelly soldiers on, bashing errant boyfriends, railing against the media machine and tapping an expansive geyser of teenage venom.'
  41. 'I for one, am hoping to see better posts, less attacks and bashing and more concerns for the topic matter.'
  42. 'I expect I'll see his writings on the topic about the same time that he links to one of the critics who have disagreed with his posts bashing Kass and the Council.'


A heavy blow.
  1. 'Her head hit the pavement with a muffled bash, and she was knocked unconscious.'
  2. 'His reward was a bash in the head with the butt of a gun.'
A party or social event.
  1. 'While a certain level of high spirits is expected at these bashes, it is considered bad form to become overly tired and emotional.'
  2. 'Two well known locals last week celebrated with a birthday bash.'
  3. 'A grand bash to celebrate his birthday was held in a posh hotel only five days earlier.'
  4. 'But doesn't opening up the Lord Mayor's official residence for corporate bashes smack slightly of commercialism?'
  5. 'Glenn, 58, whose 18-year-old daughter wants to act, also says she felt uncomfortable attending star-studded bashes like the Oscars because of the pressure to look good.'
  6. 'The party in 2001 was not held due to a committee restructure, and is the only year in the last 17 years that Tropical Fruits have not held their annual bash.'
  7. 'He has done it all, from corporate bashes to wild parties and from product launches to music shows.'
  8. 'Green, who chartered a plane for all 200 guests, is no stranger to hiring top stars to perform at his bashes.'
  9. 'Last-minute vacations, end-of-season backyard bashes and back-to-school prep time are keeping you mighty busy.'
  10. 'All the food I made for her bash was Californian and I tried to create a layered ‘California Roll Salad’ with fresh crab meat, avocado and seaweed.'
An attempt.
  1. 'I'd like to have a bash at playing Gustav von Aschenbach in Death In Venice, please.'
  2. 'If I'm selected and get the job, I'll probably have a bash at it but I'm not putting my hand up.'
  3. 'So do have a bash at it, even if you're not 100% confident of your answers.'
  4. 'Children will get the opportunity to have a bash at a range of activities to learn how to stay safe when cycling.'
  5. 'Ok, that's me done - if you want a bash then leave me a comment saying ‘interview me’ and I'll spend a good few hours thinking up suitable questions for you.'
  6. 'Their amazing efforts started in June 2004 when the group decided to have a bash at breaking the record £10,000 previously raised by doing so.'
  7. 'It's still on my to-do list, though I suspect that I might have a bash at the guitar next.'

More definitions

1. to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.

2. Chiefly British, Canadian. to hurl harsh verbal abuse at. noun

3. a crushing blow.

4. Informal. a thoroughly enjoyable, lively party. Idioms

5. have a bash (at), British. to attempt; make an attempt.

6. on the bash, British. working as a prostitute.

More examples(as adjective)

"skiings can be bash into submissions."

"skiings can be bash."


Mid 17th century (as a verb): imitative, perhaps a blend of bang and smash, dash, etc..


bash something out
bash on (or away)