English version

bashing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbashingbash‧ing /ˈbæʃɪŋ/ noun [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
Examples from the Corpus
bashingOne of the reputations that has taken a bit of a bashing is Sigismond Thalberg's.I would be grateful if your last issues are full of Private Eye and Ian Hislop bashing - the smug munchkin.As Trofim Denosovich Lysenko well knew, more than a little bashing is required to undermine the integrity of science.
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