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lash

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verb \ˈlash\

Definition of lash

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to move violently or suddenly :  dash

  3. 2 :  to thrash or beat violently <rain lashed at the windowpanes>

  4. 3 :  to make a verbal attack or retort —usually used with out

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to whip or fling about violently <the big cat lashed its tail about threateningly> b :  to strike or beat with or as if with a whip <waves lashed the shore>

  7. 2 a :  to assail with stinging words b :  drive, whip <lashed them into a fury with his fiery speech>

lasher noun


Origin of lash

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


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lash

noun

Simple Definition of lash

  • : a hit with a whip

  • the lash : the punishment of being hit with a whip

  • : the thin piece on the end of a whip

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lash

  1. 1 a (1) :  a stroke with or as if with a whip (2) :  the flexible part of a whip; also :  whip b :  punishment by whipping

  2. 2 :  a beating, whipping, or driving force

  3. 3 :  a stinging rebuke

  4. 4 :  eyelash

  5. 5 :  the clearance or play between adjacent movable mechanical parts

Examples of lash in a sentence

  1. They gave the sailor 50 lashes for disobeying orders.

  2. The disobedient sailors were threatened with the lash.



14th Century

First Known Use of lash

14th century


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lash

verb

Definition of lash

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bind with or as if with a line

lasher noun


Origin of lash

Middle English lasschyn to lace, from Anglo-French lacer, lasser — more at lace


First Known Use: 1624



LASH Defined for Kids

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lash

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verb \ˈlash\

Definition of lash for Students

lashedlashing

  1. 1 :  to hit with a whip <The rider lashed his horse.>

  2. 2 :  to move forcefully from side to side <The animal lashed his tail about.>

  3. 3 :  to hit with force <Rain lashed the windows.>

  4. 4 :  to make a sudden and angry attack against <He lashed out at his critics.>




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lash

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noun

Definition of lash for Students

  1. 1 :  a blow with a whip or switch <The pirate received 20 lashes.>

  2. 2 :  the flexible part of a whip

  3. 3 :  eyelash




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lash

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verb

Definition of lash for Students

lashedlashing

  1. :  to tie or tie down with a rope or chain <The first thing Timothy did was to lash our water keg high on a palm trunk. — Theodore Taylor, The Cay>




Medical Dictionary

lash

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noun \ˈlash\

Medical Definition of lash





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