Pronunciation: (bash'ing), [key]
1. the act of beating, whipping, or thrashing: a series of unsolved bashings and robberies.
2. a decisive defeat: We gave the visiting team a good bashing.
3. (used in combination)
a. unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing.
b. verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.