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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.
See also: around, bash
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