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Meaning of “lash” in the English Dictionary

"lash" in British English

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lashverb

uk   us   /læʃ/

lashnoun

uk   us   /læʃ/
  • lash noun (HAIR)

  • lash noun (HIT)

[C or S] a ​thinstrip 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, ​violentmovement of something that can ​bend: With a ​powerful lash of ​itstail, the ​fishjumped out of the ​net and back into the ​river.
(Definition of lash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lash" in American English

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lashverb

 us   /læʃ/
  • lash verb (HIT)

[I/T] to ​hit someone or something with a lot of ​force, esp. using a ​stick or ​leatherstrip, or to move ​forcefully against something: [T] The men lashed ​theirhorses into a ​run. [I] Ice ​storms lashed ​across the ​state.
  • lash verb (TIE)

[T always + adv/prep] to ​tie or ​fasten together ​tightly and ​firmly: Lash the ​boat to the ​rail.

lashnoun [C]

 us   /læʃ/
  • lash noun [C] (HAIR)

an ​eyelash: She has ​enormous wide-set ​eyes with ​thick lashes.
  • lash noun [C] (HIT)

a ​thinstrip of ​leather, or the ​act of ​hitting someone with such a ​strip
(Definition of lash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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