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English definition of “lash”

lash

verb [I or T] (HIT)    /læʃ/
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 lash outHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
(Definition of lash verb (HIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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