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verb lash pronunciation in American English /læʃ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theylash
he/she/itlashes
present participlelashing
past tenselashed
past participlelashed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to hit a person or animal with a whip or thin stick, especially as a punishment
    He was regularly lashed on the buttocks by his jailers.
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    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] if the wind or rain lashes something or lashes against something, it blows or falls against it with a very strong force
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    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] if an animal lashes its tail, or if its tail lashes, it moves its tail fast and violently from side to side, often when it is angry
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    3. c.
      [intransitive/transitive] to hit something with a very strong force
      We could hear the branches lashing the side of the house.
      lash at: Branches lashed at my face.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to tie something firmly to something else, or to tie two things together firmly using a rope
    The fuel tanks were lashed together, upright and side by side.
    After lashing the boat to the dock, we ran for shelter from the storm.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to criticize someone severely or angrily
    lash back: He didn’t get angry. He didn’t lash back. Instead, he grinned.
  4. 4
    [transitive] to make a person or group react with a strong emotion such as anger or enthusiasm
    lash someone into something: His stirring words lashed the crowd into wild excitement.

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