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lash

noun (HIT)    /læʃ/
[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 whiplashPunishing 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
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