Lash definitions

lăsh
The definition of lash is defined as to whip, swing quickly or strike with force.

An example of to lash is hitting someone with a tree branch.

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Punishment administered with a whip.
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An eyelash.
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A stroke or blow with or as if with a whip.
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A whip.
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The flexible portion of a whip, such as a plait or thong.
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A lacerating presence or power.

The lash of conscience.

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A caustic verbal attack.
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To strike with or as if with a whip.
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To strike against with force or violence.

Sleet lashing the roof.

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To beat or swing rapidly.

The alligator lashed its tail in the water.

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To make a scathing oral or written attack against.
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To drive or goad; sting.

Words that lashed them into action.

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To move swiftly or violently; thrash.

Heard the snake lashing about in the leaves.

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To make a scathing verbal or written attack. Often used with out .

Lashed out at her critics during the interview.

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To aim a sudden blow; strike.

The mule lashed out with its hind legs.

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To beat; flail.

Waves lashing at the shore.

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To secure or bind, as with a rope, cord, or chain.
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A whip, esp. the flexible striking part as distinguished from the handle.
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A stroke with or as with a whip; switch.
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A sharp, censuring or rebuking remark.
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An eyelash.
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To strike or drive with or as with a lash; flog.
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To swing or move quickly or angrily; switch.

The cat lashed her tail.

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To strike with great force; dash against.

Waves lashed the cliffs.

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To attack violently in words; censure or rebuke.
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To incite by appealing to the emotions.

To lash a crowd into a frenzy of anger.

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To move quickly or violently; switch.
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To make strokes with or as with a whip.
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To fasten or tie with a rope, etc.
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The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.

I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it. "” Joseph Addison.

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A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough.

The culprit received thirty-nine lashes.

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A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.

The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well. "” Roger L'Estrange.

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A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
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In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
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To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.

We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. "” John Dryden.

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To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash.

The whale lashes the sea with its tail.

And big waves lash the frighted shores. "” John Dryden.

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To throw out with a jerk or quickly.

He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws. "” John Dryden.

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To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity.

To lash vice.

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To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten.

To lash something to a spar.

Lash a pack on a horse's back.

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(intransitive) To ply the whip; to strike.
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(intransitive) To utter censure or sarcastic language.

To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. "” John Dryden.

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(intransitive, of rain) To fall heavily, especially in the phrase lash down.
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(Mid-Ulster, Northern Ireland) Excellent, wonderful.

We're off school tomorrow, it's gonna be lash!

That chinese (food) was lash!

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Drunk.
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Origin of lash

Middle English lashen, lasen to lace from Old French lachier, lacier from Vulgar Latin laceāre from Latin laqueāre to ensnare from laqueus snare lace