Meaning of BASHING in English

BASHING

/ ˈbæʃɪŋ; NAmE / noun [ U , C ] (often in compounds)

1.

(used especially in newspapers) very strong criticism of a person or group :

union-bashing

2.

a physical attack, or a series of attacks, on a person or group of people :

gay-bashing (= attacking homosexuals )

to give sb a bashing

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.