Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To strike with a heavy, crushing blow: The thug bashed the hood of the car with a sledgehammer.
  • transitive v. To beat or assault severely: The police arrested the men who bashed an immigrant in the park.
  • transitive v. Informal To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly: "He bashed the . . . government unmercifully over the . . . spy affair” ( Lally Weymouth).
  • intransitive v. Informal To engage in harsh, accusatory, threatening criticism.
  • n. Informal A heavy, crushing blow.
  • n. Slang A celebration; a party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To strike heavily.
  • v. To collide.
  • v. To criticize harshly.
  • n. A large party; gala event.
  • n. An attack that consists of placing all one's weight into a downward attack with one's fists.
  • v. To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a forceful blow, especially one that does damage to its target.
  • n. a elaborate or lively social gathering or party.
  • v. To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.
  • transitive v. To strike heavily; to beat; to crush.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strike with a heavy blow; beat violently; knock out of shape.
  • To strike; knock.
  • To daunt; dismay; abash; confound; confuse.
  • To be daunted, dismayed, or confounded.
  • To be abashed or ashamed; be put out of countenance.
  • In coal-mining, to fill with rubbish (space from which coal has been taken).
  • n. A blow that knocks out of shape, or leaves a dent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an uproarious party
  • n. a vigorous blow
  • v. hit hard

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Origin unknown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old Norse, akin to Swedish basa 'to baste, whip, lash, flog', Danish baske 'to beat, strike, cudgel', German patschen ("to slap").

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Old English baschen, baissen. See abash.

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