1. [late 16C+] (also bash off) to hit, to batter (with the fist).
2. [mid–late 19C] (UK prison) to flog as a judicial punishment.
3. [1910s] (Aus.) to dismiss from employment.
4. [1910s+] to masturbate.
5. [1910s+] (Aus.) to expend all one’s money on drink.
6. [1930s+] to work as a prostitute.
7. [1960s+] (also bash it off) to have sexual intercourse.
8. [1970s+] (US) to berate, to criticize, to abuse; usu. as bashing n. (5)
a violent person, esp. a prison guard.
1. (UK Und.) that member of a smash-and-grab gang who actually breaks the shop window.
2. [1980s] (US, West) a skinhead; thus female bashette.
[1900s] (US) worn out.
[1920s+] to meet by chance.
see sense 7 above.
see sense 1 above.
1. [1940s+] (orig. milit.) to persist, to keep making an effort.
2. to make a fuss.
1. to produce with only minimal care, esp. of writing.
2. to do, to perform.
see earbash v.
see under beat n.1
see bang one’s bishop under bishop n.2
[1990s+] to masturbate [SE candle as phallic image].
see beat the (living) daylight(s) out of under daylights n.
[mid-19C+] to beat severely.
see beat the shit out of v.
[1940s+] (Aus.) to idle, to waste time, to loaf around.
see under stick n.
1. [1940s–50s] (mainly juv.) to beat up, to thrash; thus bash-up n., a beating.
2. [1940s–60s] (N.Z.) to make.
3. [1960s] to hurt.
1. [1910s+] (Aus./N.Z.) drinking, usu. to excess.
2. [1930s+] working the streets as a prostitute.
3. [1940s] (UK Und.) fighting, esp. between gangs.
4. [1960s+] having sexual intercourse.
[1920s+] (Aus.) go away! leave me in peace!