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bash / bash/ • v. [tr.] inf. strike hard and violently: bash a mosquito with a newspaper. ∎ fig. criticize severely: a remark bashing the Belgian brewing industry. • n. inf. 1. a heavy blow: a bash on the head. 2. inf. a party or social event: a birthday bash.

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bash strike heavily. XVII. ult. imit., perh. a blend of bang and dash, smash, etc.

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bash

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