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bashing

The act of criticizing or slandering someone or something. A word that describes or designates the person, group, or thing being criticized is typically used before "bashing." How can people say such hurtful things? This queer bashing has got to stop!
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bashing

n. criticizing; defaming. (A combining form that follows the name of the person or thing being criticized.) On TV they had a long session of candidate bashing, and then they read the sports news.
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On the measure of self-promotion bashing, there was a statistically significant effect, indicating that the winner of the popular vote bashed less than did the loser of the popular vote.
To understand the significant effect on self-promotion bashing, the standardized scores for each U.S.
Dr Samar Suliman, head of the Accident and Emergency Department, said the hospital receives about 10 cases per month after accidents during desert safari in four-wheel drive vehicles or dune bashing in quad bikes.
Though the number of cases involving quad bikes are more, the hospital, which is the nearest to the desert safari sites in Sharjah's border areas, has also received many people injured during dune bashing in four-wheel drive as well.
Using the reputation building model of Kreps and Wilson [1982!, I analyze the interactions between the central bank and the administration over the setting and monetary policy and show that cooperation by the central bank will tend to occur early in the administration's term of office and that any episodes of noncooperation occuring early in the game will be met with "bashing" by the administration.
But the church hierarchy remains fixated on winning tax subsidies for its large parochial school system and is not above bashing public schools to achieve that goal.
Others, like Sacramento's Lavender Angels, are "watchdog" groups that call the police to respond to bashings.
It was during Mendiola's FHM stint last year that netizens started bashing her figure.
They patrol gay areas in New York where "queer bashing" is suddenly, and frighteningly, back in vogue.
I first became curious about what it means to be a gay in smalltown America after a man in Piqua, Ohio, told me, "I can't say whether there are gays here, but definitely there's a lot of queer bashing." I know--I was gay-bashed in Piqua.
After all, as a columnist for New York Newsday in the 1990s, I was accused of gay "neocon"-ing and movement bashing myself, especially when I called for the closing of sex clubs that didn't strictly enforce safer sex.
And his rampage is actually quelling gay bashing. Are you with this guy or against him?
Cynthia Bowers remembers the instant the first wire-service report about the Matthew Shepard gay bashing came across her desk.