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lash

verb  /læʃ/ us  

lash verb (HIT)

[I/T] to hit someone or something with a lot of force, esp. using a stick or leather strip, or to move forcefully against something: [T] The men lashed their horses into a run. [I] Ice storms lashed across the state.

lash verb (TIE)

[T always + adv/prep] to tie or fasten together tightly and firmly: Lash the boat to the rail.

lash

noun [C]  /læʃ/ us  

lash noun [C] (HAIR)

an eyelash : She has enormous wide-set eyes with thick lashes.

lash noun [C] (HIT)

a thin strip of leather, or the act of hitting someone with such a strip
Translations of “lash”
in Korean 속눈썹…
in Arabic هَدْب…
in French cil, coup de fouet, lanière…
in Turkish (yağmur, rüzgâr vb.) çarpmak, vurmak…
in Italian ciglio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打擊, 猛擊, 狠打…
in Russian хлестать…
in Polish smagać, zacinać…
in Spanish pestaña, latigazo, azote…
in Portuguese cílio…
in German die Wimper, der (Peitschen-, etc.)Hieb…
in Catalan pestanya…
in Japanese まつげ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打击, 猛击, 狠打…
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