Definition of bashing in English:

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bashing

Pronunciation: /ˈbaSHiNG/

noun

[usually with modifier] informal
1Violent physical assault: nine incidents of gay bashing were reported to the police
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  • One key component that distinguishes gay bashing from other hate crimes is that ‘it's not rooted in economic fears,’ says Levin.
  • So we need to encourage ministers and priests and rabbis and bishops to speak out from the pulpit against anti-gay violence and gay bashing.
  • We also rank first in violence against gays so from gay bashing to murder we have a lot of problems in this country.
1.1Severe criticism: press bashing
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  • A show that has miraculously survived through low ratings and critical bashing for as long as it has deserves a better finale than this.
  • Benefit bashing by the Opposition will not work in today's society.
  • I will stay in medicine, despite all the doctor bashing in the press, I am still proud to be part of the profession.

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Syllabification: bash·ing

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