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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>

lash·er 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

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

  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

lash·er 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

lashedlash·ing

  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

  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

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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