Synonyms of lash

(Entry 1 of 3)

2 a long thin or flexible tool for striking
  • the rider repeatedly struck the horse with the lash to force it to go faster

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Synonyms of lash (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • the cat's tail nervously lashed the table leg

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Synonyms & Antonyms of lash (Entry 3 of 3)

to prevent (someone or something) from moving freely by or as if by means of a line or cord
  • The raft was made from several logs lashed together with a rope.

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The first known use of lash was in the 14th century

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“Lash.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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