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lash / lash/ • v. [tr.] 1. strike (someone) with a whip or stick: they lashed him repeatedly about the head. ∎  beat forcefully against (something): waves lashed the coast [intr.] torrential rain was lashing down. ∎  (lash someone into) drive someone into (a particular state or condition): fear lashed him into a frenzy. 2. [tr.] (of an animal) move (a part of the body, esp. the tail) quickly and violently: the cat was lashing its tail back and forth. ∎  [intr.] (of a part of the body) move in this way. 3. [tr.] fasten (something) securely with a cord or rope: the hatch was securely lashed down he lashed the flag to the mast. • n. 1. a sharp blow or stroke with a whip or rope, typically given as a form of punishment: he was sentenced to fifty lashes for his crime fig. she felt the lash of my tongue. ∎  the flexible leather part of a whip, used for administering such blows. ∎  (the lash) punishment in the form of a beating with a whip or rope: they were living under the threat of the lash. 2. (usu. lashes) an eyelash: she fluttered her long dark lashes. PHRASAL VERBS: lash out hit or kick out at someone or something: sticks with which to lash out and strike the prisoner. ∎ fig. attack verbally: he used his thank-you speech to lash out at critics. DERIVATIVES: lashed adj. [in combination] long-lashed eyes. lash·er n. lash·less adj.

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lash1
A. make a sudden movement; dash XIV;

B. †lavish XVI;

C. (from the sb.) flog XIV. prob. echoic or symbolic.
Hence sb. blow, esp. with a whip; flexible part of a whip. XIV.

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lash

lash2 †lace XV; (naut.) make fast with a cord XVII. perh. of LG. orig.; cf. MDu. lasche rag, patch, Du. laschen patch, sew together.

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Lash

Lash

of carters: a company of cartersBk. of St. Albans, 1486.

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lash

lashabash, ash, Ashe, bash, brash, cache, calash, cash, clash, crash, dash, encash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, mash, Nash, panache, pash, plash, rash, sash, slash, smash, soutache, splash, stash, thrash, trash •earbash • kurbash • calabash •slapdash • pebbledash • balderdash •spatterdash • backlash • backslash •whiplash • eyelash • goulash •newsflash • thunderflash • mishmash •gatecrash • Midrash • potash •succotash

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LASH

LASH (læʃ) Commerce lighter aboard ship

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