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English definition of “lash”

lash

verb uk   /læʃ/ us  

lash verb (HIT)

[I or T] to hit with a lot of force: The prisoners were regularly lashed with electric cable. The sound of the rain lashing against the windows was deafening.
See also
Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain

lash verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] to criticize someone severelyDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation

lash verb (TIE)

[T usually + adv/prep] to tie together tightly and firmly: I've lashed your case to the roof rack. These poles will be easier to carry if we lash them together with a rope.Fastening and tying
Phrasal verbs

lash

noun uk   /læʃ/ us  

lash noun (HAIR)

[C usually plural] an eyelashThe eye and surrounding areaEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyes

lash noun (HIT)

[C or S] a thin strip of leather at the end of a whip, or a hit with this, especially as a form of punishment: He received 30 lashes for the crime. The punishment for disobedience was the lash.
See also
Punishing by causing painHitting and beatingPunishing and punishments
[C] a sudden, violent movement of something that can bend: With a powerful lash of its tail, the fish jumped out of the net and back into the river.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of lash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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