Definition of Lash in English :

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1. cilium, eyelash, lash

any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

2. lash, thong

leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

3. lash, whip, whiplash

a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

Example Sentences:
'the whip raised a red welt'


4. flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip

beat severely with a whip or rod

Example Sentences:
'The teacher often flogged the students'
'The children were severely trounced'

5. lash

lash or flick about sharply

Example Sentences:
'The lion lashed its tail'

6. lash, whip

strike as if by whipping

Example Sentences:
'The curtain whipped her face'

7. lash

bind with a rope, chain, or cord

Example Sentences:
'lash the horse'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of lash
a sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible object
twenty lashes was his punishment
the flexible end or ends of a whip
a cutting or hurtful blow to the feelings, as one caused by ridicule or scolding
a forceful beating or impact, as of wind, rain, or waves against something
5.  eyelash
6.  have a lash
verb (transitive)
to hit (a person or thing) sharply with a whip, rope, etc, esp as a punishment
(of rain, waves, etc) to beat forcefully against
to attack with words, ridicule, etc
to flick or wave sharply to and fro
the restless panther lashed his tail
to urge or drive with or as if with a whip
to lash the audience into a violent mood
to bind or secure with rope, string, etc

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of lash
a whip, esp. the flexible striking part as distinguished from the handle
a stroke with or as with a whip; switch
a sharp, censuring or rebuking remark
an eyelash
verb transitive
to strike or drive with or as with a lash; flog
to swing or move quickly or angrily; switch
the cat lashed her tail
to strike with great force; dash against
waves lashed the cliffs
to attack violently in words; censure or rebuke
to incite by appealing to the emotions
to lash a crowd into a frenzy of anger
verb intransitive
to move quickly or violently; switch
to make strokes with or as with a whip
verb transitive
to fasten or tie with a rope, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of lash
a. A stroke or blow with or as if with a whip.
b. A whip.
c. The flexible portion of a whip, such as a plait or thong.
2. Punishment administered with a whip.
a. A lacerating presence or power: the lash of conscience.
b. A caustic verbal attack.
4. An eyelash.
v. lashed, lash·ing, lash·es
1. To strike with or as if with a whip.
2. To strike against with force or violence: sleet lashing the roof.
3. To beat or swing rapidly: The alligator lashed its tail in the water.
4. To make a scathing oral or written attack against.
5. To drive or goad; sting: words that lashed them into action.
1. To move swiftly or violently; thrash: heard the snake lashing about in the leaves.
a. To aim a sudden blow; strike: The mule lashed out with its hind legs.
b. To beat; flail: waves lashing at the shore.
3. To make a scathing verbal or written attack. Often used with out: lashed out at her critics during the interview.
tr.v. lashed, lash·ing, lash·es
To secure or bind, as with a rope, cord, or chain.

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