Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to bash out: bash up
1. To strike something repeatedly in order to remove a dent from it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bash" and "out." I'm sure my mechanic could bash out that dent in your door pretty easily.
2. To produce something, especially in writing, very hastily or thoughtlessly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bash" and "out." I was getting paid $20 for every article I could produce, so I got to a point where I would bash out 10 or 15 in a couple hours and call my day's work complete. The film studio bashes a couple low-budget films out every year that they release direct-to-video.
3. To play something on the piano, especially clumsily or unskillfully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bash" and "out." I wonder how many lessons I'll need before I can bash out an actual song.
4. To finalize or decide upon the details of some agreement, especially after lengthy deliberation, discussion, or debate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bash" and "out." We're still trying to bash out the details of this contract.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.