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Definition of "bash" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bash" in a sentence
  • "Just tell bash where to find it, when you type it on the command line: bash$ gcc - o hello hello. c bash$. / hello Hello World!"
  • "If you compile a program, you might find that you can't run it: bash$ gcc - o hello hello. c bash$ hello bash: hello: command not found"
  • "The "Saved by the Booze" bash is back by popular demand."