Last modified on 28 May 2014, at 17:59

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse, akin to Swedish basa 'to baste, whip, lash, flog', Danish baske 'to beat, strike, cudgel', German patschen (to slap)[1].

VerbEdit

bash (third-person singular simple present bashes, present participle bashing, simple past and past participle bashed)

  1. To strike heavily.
    He bashed himself against the door.
    The thugs kept bashing the cowering victim.
  2. To collide.
    Don't bash into me with that shopping trolley.
  3. To criticize harshly.
    He bashed my ideas.
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NounEdit

bash (plural bashes)

  1. A large party; gala event.
    They had a big bash to celebrate their tenth anniversary.
  2. An attack that consists of placing all one's weight into a downward attack with one's fists.
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Etymology 2Edit

Old English baschen, baissen. See abash.

VerbEdit

bash (third-person singular simple present bashes, present participle bashing, simple past and past participle bashed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.
    • Spenser
      His countenance was bold and bashed not.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ baske” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *balsha, a derivative of ballë.

NounEdit

bash m (indefinite plural bashë, definite singular bashi, definite plural bashët)

  1. bow (of ship)
  2. main part (of something), center (of room or chamber)
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AromanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin bāsiō (I kiss). This is one of relatively few words for which the Daco-Romanian equivalent (in this case săruta) is not derived from the same Latin word.

VerbEdit

bash (past participle bãshatã)

  1. I kiss.

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