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verb informal bash pronunciation in British English /bæʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybash
he/she/itbashes
present participlebashing
past tensebashed
past participlebashed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to hit someone or something hard and violently
    He was bashed over the head and left unconscious.
    The motorbike had bashed into a wall.
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    1. a.
      to cause serious injury or major damage by hitting someone or something
      bash something in/down: They had to bash the door down to get to the fire.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to publicly criticize someone
    It was just another excuse for them to bash social workers.

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