bashing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bashing” in the English Dictionary

"bashing" in British English

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us   /ˈbæʃ.ɪŋ/
[U] strongcriticism of a ​particulartype of ​person or thing: There's been a lot of banker-bashing ​lately. [U] a ​physicalattack on someone: recentincidents of ​gay-bashing [U] mainly UK (also a bashing [S]) the ​act of ​hitting something hard: All ​steaks will ​benefit from a bashing, as this ​breaks up the ​musclefibres that ​comprise most of the ​meat.


uk   us   /-bæʃ.ɪŋ/ slang

bashing suffix (HIT)

used in ​nounsmeaning the ​practice of ​attacking a ​particulartype of ​personviolently: gay/​queer-bashing

bashing suffix (CRITICIZE)

used in ​nounsmeaningstrongcriticism of a ​particulartype of ​person or thing: union-bashing
(Definition of bashing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bashingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbæʃ·ɪŋ/
strongcriticism of a ​particulartype of ​person or thing: The more things I do to get this ​union on the ​righttrack, the more of a bashing I take.
(Definition of bashing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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