Meaning of BASHING in English


bash ‧ ing /ˈbæʃɪŋ/ BrE AmE noun [singular, uncountable]

1 . the action of attacking someone and hitting them:

Gay-bashing (=attacks on gay people) is on the increase.

give somebody a bashing

They gave him a real bashing.

2 . strong and usually unfair public criticism of a particular group or person:

union-bashing in the right-wing press

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.