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"lash" in British English

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lashverb

uk   /læʃ/  us   /læʃ/

lashnoun

uk   /læʃ/  us   /læʃ/
  • lash noun (HAIR)

  • lash noun (HIT)

[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.
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[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.
(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 leather strip, or to move forcefully against something: [T] The men lashed their horses 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 thin strip 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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