Matthew Schmitz bashes Mumford and Sons over at First Things.
Harry bashes into Camilla's umbrella, trademark cheeky grin flashed.
Rubio bashes Crist at every opportunity while leaving Meek untouched.
Now alone, Bathurst threw himself down among the bashes in an attitude of utter depression.
"to strike violently," 1640s, perhaps of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse *basca "to strike" (cf. Swedish basa "to baste, whip, flog, lash," Danish baske "to beat, strike, cudgel"); or the whole group might be independently derived and echoic. Figurative sense of "abuse verbally or in writing" is from 1948. Related: Bashed; bashing.
"a heavy blow," 1805, from bash (v.). Meaning "an attempt" is attested by 1948. On a bash "on a drunken spree" is slang from 1901, which gave the word its sense of "party."