lash Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “lash” - English Dictionary

"lash" in American English

See all translations

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)







"lash" in British English

See all translations

lashverb

uk   /læʃ/  us   /læʃ/

lashnoun

uk   /læʃ/  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.
See also
[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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lash?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

nutty

containing, tasting of, or similar to nuts

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More