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bash

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 9 words.

have a bash make an attempt; try. informal

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bash

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 73 words.

abash, ash, Ashe, bash, brash, cache, calash, cash, clash, crash, dash, encash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, mash,

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bash

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 71 words.

abash, ash, Ashe, bash, brash, cache, calash, cash, clash, crash, dash, encash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, mash,

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bash <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 2055 words.

1 (also bash off) to hit, to batter (with the fist).

1592 Nashe Strange Newes in Works II

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basher <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 46 words.

Brit, orig services' A person with the stated duties, occupation, etc. 1942–. Gen One of the cookhouse bashers that

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bash <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 187 words.

1 on the bash:

a Scottish and NZ On a drinking bout. 1919–. Kelso Chronicle The village tailor…had an

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queer-bashing <i>noun</i>

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

Unprovoked assault on homosexuals. Also queer-basher, noun. 1970–.

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scrub-bash

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 19 words.

verb (also Australian) informal make one’s way (with difficulty) through (the) scrub (see also bash). scrub-bashing noun

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spine-bashing

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 18 words.

noun (also Australian) informal resting, loafing. spine-basher noun [originally Second World War slang, probably based on square-bashing]

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bashed <i>adj.</i> (<i>US campus</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 23 words.

drunk.

1967–8 Baker et al. CUSS. 1982 Eble Campus Sl. Fall 1: bashed – drunk.

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