The definition of lash is defined as to whip, swing quickly or strike with force.(verb)
An example of to lash is hitting someone with a tree branch.
See lash in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME lassche < the v.
Origin: ME laschen < ?
Origin: ME lashen < OFr lachier, var. of lacier: see lace
See lash in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , probably from lashen, to deal a blow
Origin: , perhaps of imitative origin.
transitive verb lashed, lash·ing, lash·es
Origin: Middle English lashen, lasen, to lace
Origin: , from Old French lachier, lacier
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *laceāre
Origin: , from Latin laqueāre, to ensnare
Origin: , from laqueus, snare; see lace.
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