Meaning of “lashing” in the English Dictionary

"lashing" in British English

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lashingnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈlæʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈlæʃ.ɪŋ/

lashingadjective [ before noun ]

/ˈlæʃ.ɪŋ/

lashing adjective [ before noun ] (RAIN)

falling with great force:

Lashing rain and fierce winds have battered parts of the country today.

(Definition of “lashing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)