bash Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bash” in the English Dictionary

"bash" in British English

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uk   us   /bæʃ/

bash verb (HIT)

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

bash verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] to ​criticize someone ​severely: He ​kept bashing ​localgovernmentofficials.
Phrasal verbs


uk   us   /bæʃ/

bash noun (PARTY)

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

bash noun (HIT)

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

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).
noun uk   /ˈbæʃ.ər/  us   //
(Definition of bash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bash" in American English

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bashverb [T]

 us   /bæʃ/ infml

bash verb [T] (HIT)

to ​attack someone or something with an ​object: He bashed his ​arm against a ​shelf. If you bash someone with words, you ​criticize that ​personseverely: Some of these ​countries have been bashing the ​UnitedStates.

bashnoun [C]

 us   /bæʃ/ infml

bash noun [C] (PARTY)

a ​large, ​energeticparty: He had a ​big bash, ​includinglivemusic, for his 18th ​birthday.
(Definition of bash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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