bashes, bashing, bashed
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]

[V n] If someone tried to bash my best mate they would have to bash me as well...

[V n prep/adv] I bashed him on the head and dumped him in the cold, cold water...

[be/get V-ed prep/adv] Two women were hurt and the chef was bashed over the head with a bottle. [Also be/get V-ed]

3) VERB If you bash something, you hit it hard in a rough or careless way. [INFORMAL]

[V n prep/adv] Too many golfers try to bash the ball out of sand. That spells disaster...

[V prep/adv] A stand-in drummer bashes on a single snare and a pair of cymbals. [Also V n]

4) N-COUNT: usu N on n If you get a bash on a part of your body, someone or something hits you hard, or you bump into something. [INFORMAL]
5) VERB To bash someone means to criticize them severely, usually in a public way. [JOURNALISM]

[V n] The President could continue to bash Democrats as being soft on crime.

6) N-COUNT: usu sing, N at n/-ing If you have a bash at something, you try to do it. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

He's prepared to have a bash at discussing it intelligently.

7) See also -bashing
Phrasal Verbs:

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