I am relatively new to the Olympiad style maths problems and I find the word "bashing" being thrown around a lot in the community and I haven't really understood it. I do know about "co-ordinate bashing" using Barycentric co-ordinates and complex numbers but I've also seen people use the term "bashing" in Number Theory, Combinatorial and Algebraic questions and don't know why.
My Question- What does the term "bashing" generally mean in Mathematics(in the broader sense)?
Also, if anyone could provide me some other powerful problem solving tools like Bashing which are useful for Maths Olympiads I would be highly obliged. By "Problem Solving Tools" I refer to concepts like Inversive, Projective and Homothety in geometry;LTE and Chinese Remainder Theorem in Number Theory; Vieta Root Jumping in Algebra. I only know a few of these and would like to see a comprehensive list of all(or most) of such important techniques. Even a link would suffice.
Thanks in advance.(First question on Stack Exchange).