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lashverb

uk   us   /læʃ/

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.
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lash verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] to criticize someone severely

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.
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lashnoun

uk   us   /læʃ/

lash noun (HAIR)

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.
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[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.
(Definition of lash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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