Meaning of bashing

bash•ing

Pronunciation: (bash'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of beating, whipping, or thrashing: a series of unsolved bashings and robberies.
  2. a decisive defeat: We gave the visiting team a good bashing.
  3. (used in combination) gay-bashing.
    1. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group:gay-bashing.
    2. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation:feminist-bashing; China-bashing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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