To bash is to hit something hard. You might stand up suddenly on a sailboat and bash your head on the mast.

Marching band drummers bash their drums with mallets, and terrible drivers bash their bumpers into trees. You can also figuratively bash another person by saying terribly critical things about her. When bash is a noun, it means either "a hard hit or blow," or "a loud, festive party:" "Welcome to my bash! Don't bash your head on the piñata."

Definitions of bash
  1. verb
    hit hard
    synonyms: bonk, bop, sock, whap, whop
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    type of:
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  2. noun
    a vigorous blow
    “he took a bash right in his face”
    synonyms: bang, belt, knock, smash
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    type of:
    blow, bump
    an impact (as from a collision)
  3. noun
    an uproarious party
    synonyms: brawl, do
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    type of:
    an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
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