Definition of bashing in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbaʃɪŋ


[mass noun, usually in combination] 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.
  • 1.1Fierce criticism or opposition: union-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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