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bash around

To mistreat something or someone; to treat forcefully or roughly. A noun can be used between "bash" and "around." Please be careful not to bash my phone around when you borrow it. If I see my neighbor bashing around his pets, I will call the police.
See also: around, bash

bash someone or something around

to treat someone or something roughly (physically or figuratively); to beat on or abuse someone or something (physically or otherwise). Stop bashing me around, and let's talk. The robber acted as though he was about to bash around his victims.
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Time will tell how well it holds up to getting bashed around in my supplies/tools drawer, but it seems a solid setup.
Of course it bothers me being bashed around, but the funny thing is the world is so serious and difficult, and whether you take the 16 million people who are facing famine, or look at Syria or at the refugees in other war-torn areas, it's a bit much to shed tears because someone says, 'You're pants, you're not very good, we don't like you'.
The same company has also invented a sensor which can be placed in luggage to reveal whether suitcases get bashed around by handlers during flights -- and reveal a suitcase's location should it get lost in transit.
He added: "e truth is I couldn't wait to stop playing in the end, I wanted to retire because I was getting tired of football, of being bashed around every week at 33 years of age.
The spin great was in Chennai as a television commentator to witness Australia's eight-wicket defeat in the first Test, in which off-spinner Nathan Lyon was bashed around by India's captain MS Dhoni and ultimately dropped despite also claiming four wickets, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
It wasn't for a lack of effort, and Robinson, flying into everything from everywhere, even tackling David Meyler as he sat on the ground with the ball elsewhere, summed up their ardour, while Zigic biffed and bashed around.
From knife slashings to being strangled and bashed around the head, Susan was subjected to 11 years of abuse.
Yet the three scoring judges decided that the 32-year-old had retained his crown after being bashed around the ring for 12 rounds.
Worcester bashed around the Skyhawks' hurlers - who lead the Can-Am League in pitching - for 17 hits, including six during a back-breaking seven-run fifth inning, and lit up the scoreboard in a 17-5 victory at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field.
Physically, I have been bashed around a bit but I'm right where I would like to be right now.
Under the Republicans, at the state and federal levels, education and teachers have been bashed around.
To get bashed around by journeymen who are a lot bigger than him and still come back for more at every opportunity, they are rare.
I've bashed around the backcountry in pursuit of elk, mule deer, whitetail, black bear and antelope, all with my brace of Sakos in .