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present tense
I/you/we/theylash out
he/she/itlashes out
present participlelashing out
past tenselashed out
past participlelashed out
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to try to hit or attack someone suddenly and violently
    lash out at:

    Occasionally the patients will lash out at the nurses.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to criticize someone or something angrily

    They lashed out at the council's move to stop free parking.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] British to spend a lot of money on something

    We lashed out £60 each on the best seats.

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