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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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You could hear them bashing around as they made their way up to the top floor.
Bashing around the channels with the remote control around 10.
This attractively produced book is an introduction to the cultures of" the ancient Near East, it has cool vinyl covers that can take sonic bashing around, and the photographs, many in color, are magnificent.
Novelties: Navigate The Creek in a traditional wooden dhow, watch the camel racing, or go wadi-bashing - a wadi is a dry, rocky riverbed whose twisting scenic desert paths are perfect for bashing around in a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
JUST when you thought it was safe to turn on the telly, Labour have gone and appointed not just one but two Cabinet Ministers whose sole point in life is to go back- stabbing and bashing around Scotland.
Party season is getting into full swing and our skin always gets a bashing around this time of the year.
Unlike many other championships, these drivers aren't afraid to run door handle -to-doorhandle and do a bit of panel bashing around the circuits.