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English definition of “lashing”

lashing

noun [C usually singular] (PUNISHMENT)    /ˈlæʃ.ɪŋ/
the punishment of being hit with a whip: He was sentenced to receive a lashing.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation → See also a tongue lashing
(Definition of lashing noun (PUNISHMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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