I accidentally bashed into a woman pushing a pram.
2PP [transitive]to criticize someone or something very strongly:
He was always bashing the trade unions.
to continue working in order to finish something:
Well, I'd better bash on.
bash something ↔ out
to produce something quickly or in great quantities but without much care or thought:
I bashed out replies as fast as I could.
bash somebody ↔ up
to seriously hurt someone by attacking them violently
WORD FOCUS: hit WORD FOCUS: hit with your fist:punch, thump, bash with your open hand as a punishment:smack, spank, slap with a hammer:bang, hammer in order to get attention:bang, knock, tap, hammer accidentally:bump into, crash into, strike, bang, knock, collide (with) ➔ See alsohit
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.