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bash

verb uk   us   /bæʃ/

bash verb (HIT)

[I or T] informal to hit hard: He bashed his arm against a shelf. I could hear her bashing away on computer (= hitting the keys loudly).

bash verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] to criticize someone severely: He kept bashing local government officials.
Phrasal verbs

bash

noun uk   us   /bæʃ/

bash noun (HIT)

[C usually singular] informal a hit: a bash on the head

bash noun (PARTY)

[C] informal a party: He had a big bash for his 18th birthday.

bash noun (ATTEMPT)

have a bash UK informal to try to do something you have not done before: I've never been skiing before, but I'm prepared to have a bash (at it).
basher
noun uk   /ˈbæʃ.ər/  us   //
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