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American English: /bæʃ/
British English: /baʃ/

Translation of bash in Spanish:


  • 2 (party)
    Example sentences
    • New York Social Diary is your link to the parties, events, openings, launches, shindigs, bashes, and general social whirlwind that is the East Coast social scene.
    • The event was a birthday bash for KIK Corp. supremo and new Toronto Argonauts owner David Cynamon, who chartered the Air Canada jet.
    • My birthday party was a joint bash with a good friend from College, the English Civil War Historian.
  • 3 (attempt) (British English) come on, have a bash!
    ¡vamos, inténtalo or haz la prueba!
    I'll give it a bash
    lo intentaré
    haré la prueba

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (hit)
    pegarle a
    shut up or I'll bash your face (in)!
    ¡cállate o te parto la cara! [colloquial]
    I bashed my knee on o against the door
    me golpeé or [colloquial] me reventé la rodilla contra la puerta
    bash the ice with a stone
    machaque el hielo con una piedra
    1.2 (criticize)
    despotricar contra
    Example sentences
    • Critics also bashed the law for limiting access to information and privacy.
    • Critics who bash such films as Happy Times as being heavy-handed misinterpret the key differences between Eastern and Western cinema.
    • The critics who bash Harrington the most tend to overlook the problems Detroit has had with its passing game since his arrival.
    Example sentences
    • I had forgot how much fun bashing the drums really hard is.
    • At the moment the keys on the piano are bashed rather hard.
    • Keep your eye on these hooks: sometimes even their incredibly sharp points can bend over when the current bashes them against hard rocks.

Phrasal verbs

bash ahead

verb + adverb
[colloquial]to bash ahead with something
darle con todo or con ganas a algo [colloquial]

bash around

(British English) bash about verb + object + adverb
tratar a golpes or (in Latin America also) [colloquial] a las patadas

bash down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

bash in

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 1.2 (dent)
2verb + object + adverbto bash somebody's head in
romperle la cabeza or [colloquial] la crisma a alguien
to bash somebody's face/teeth in
partirle la cara/la boca a alguien [colloquial]

bash into

verb + preposition + object
chocar con
darse contra

bash on

verb + adverb
to bash on with something
seguir adelante con algo (a pesar de las dificultades)
echarle para adelante con algo [colloquial]
well, let's bash on

bash out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object [colloquial]
1.1 (produce quickly)
improvisar rápidamente
1.2 (churn out)
producir cantidades industriales de [colloquial]

bash up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British English)
pegarle una paliza a

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