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bashing

noun
     
bash‧ing [singular,uncountable]
1 the action of attacking someone and hitting them:
Gay-bashing (=attacks on gay people) is on the increase.
give somebody a bashing
They gave him a real bashing.
2 strong and usually unfair public criticism of a particular group or person:
union-bashing in the right-wing press

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