bash about (third-person singular simple present bashes about, present participle bashing about, simple past and past participle bashed about)
- (informal, transitive) To physically damage something or assault someone.
1987, E. Ann Kaplan, Rocking Around the Clock, page 61:
- Deafening sounds drive out the words, and the performers leap violently about the stage, often bashing about their instruments and microphones.
- In all senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.