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Bash vs. Ash

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Bashverb

To strike heavily.

‘He bashed himself against the door.’; ‘The thugs kept bashing the cowering victim.’;

Ashnoun

The solid remains of a fire.

‘The audience was more captivated by the growing ash at the end of his cigarette than by his words.’; ‘Ash from a fireplace can restore minerals to your garden's soil.’; ‘Ashes from the fire floated over the street.’; ‘Ash from the fire floated over the street.’;

Bashverb

To collide.

‘Don't bash into me with that shopping trolley.’;

Ashnoun

(chemistry) The nonaqueous remains of a material subjected to any complete oxidation process.

Bashverb

To criticize harshly.

‘He bashed my ideas.’;

Ashnoun

Fine particles from a volcano, volcanic ash.

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Bashverb

To masturbate.

‘He said that he bashes daily.’;

Ashnoun

(in the plural) Human (or animal) remains after cremation.

‘The urn containing his ashes was eventually removed to a closet.’;

Bashverb

To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.

Ashnoun

(figuratively) What remains after a catastrophe.

Bashnoun

A large party; gala event.

‘They had a big bash to celebrate their tenth anniversary.’;

Ashnoun

A gray colour, like that of ash.

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Bashnoun

An attack that consists of placing all one's weight into a downward attack with one's fists.

Ashnoun

A shade tree of the genus Fraxinus.

‘The ash trees are dying off due to emerald ash borer.’; ‘The woods planted in ash will see a different mix of species.’;

Bashverb

To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.

‘His countenance was bold and bashed not.’;

Ashnoun

(uncountable) The wood of this tree.

Bashverb

To strike heavily; to beat; to crush.

‘Bash her open with a rock.’;

Ashnoun

The traditional name for the ae ligature (æ), as used in Old English.

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Bashnoun

a forceful blow, especially one that does damage to its target.

Ashverb

(chemistry) To reduce to a residue of ash. See ashing.

Bashnoun

a elaborate or lively social gathering or party.

Ashverb

To hit the end off of a burning cigar or cigarette.

Bashnoun

a vigorous blow;

‘the sudden knock floored him’; ‘he took a bash right in his face’; ‘he got a bang on the head’;

Ashverb

To cover newly-sown fields of crops with ashes.

Bashnoun

an uproarious party

Ashnoun

A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and the white ash (Fraxinus Americana).

Bashverb

hit hard

Ashnoun

The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.

Ashnoun

sing. of Ashes.

Ashverb

To strew or sprinkle with ashes.

Ashnoun

the residue that remains when something is burned

Ashnoun

any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus

Ashnoun

strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats

Ashverb

convert into ashes

Ashnoun

the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance

‘I turned over the ashes’; ‘cigarette ash’;

Ashnoun

the remains of a human body after cremation or burning

‘his ashes were scattered on the waters of the Ganges River’;

Ashnoun

the mineral component of an organic substance, as assessed from the residue left after burning

‘coal contains higher levels of ash than premium fuels’;

Ashnoun

a trophy for the winner of a series of Test matches in a cricket season between England and Australia.

Ashnoun

a tree with compound leaves, winged fruits, and hard pale timber, widely distributed throughout north temperate regions.

Ashnoun

the hard pale wood of the ash tree.

Ashnoun

used in names of trees unrelated to the ash but with similar leaves, e.g. mountain ash.

Ashnoun

an Old English runic letter, ᚫ, a vowel intermediate between a and e. It is represented in the Roman alphabet by the symbol æ or Æ.

Ash

Ash or ashes are the solid remnants of fires. Specifically, ash refers to all non-aqueous, non-gaseous residues that remain after something burns.

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