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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylash out
he/she/itlashes out
present participlelashing out
past tenselashed out
past participlelashed out
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to criticize someone or something angrily
    They lashed out at the council’s move to stop free parking.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to try to hit or attack someone suddenly and violently
    lash out at: Occasionally the patients will lash out at the nurses.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] British to spend a lot of money on something
    We lashed out $60 each on the best seats.
See also main entry: lash


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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