Definition of bashing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bashing

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈbæʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæʃɪŋ//
     
    [uncountable, countable](often in compounds)
     
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  1. 1(used especially in newspapers) very strong criticism of a person or group union-bashing
  2. 2a physical attack, or a series of attacks, on a person or group of people gay-bashing (= attacking homosexuals) to give somebody a bashing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bashing