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English definition of “lashing”

lashing

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈlæʃ.ɪŋ/ us  

lashing noun [C usually singular] (PUNISHMENT)

the punishment of being hit with a whip: He was sentenced to receive a lashing.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
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lashing noun [C usually singular] (A LOT)

lashings [plural] UK old-fashioned or humorous a lot of food or drink: scones with lashings of cream lashings of ginger beerMasses and large amounts of things
(Definition of lashing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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