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lash1

 
 
pronunciation:
laesh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a whip or the striking part of a whip.
synonyms:
flagellum, strap, whip
similar words:
cowhide, knout, quirt, rod, scourge
definition 2: a stroke, sweep, or blow by a whip.
synonyms:
whip
similar words:
blow, strike, stroke
definition 3: a beating, as though with a whip; lashing.
the lash of the storm against the shore
synonyms:
lashing
similar words:
beating, rod, strike, whipping
definition 4: an eyelash.
synonyms:
eyelash
similar words:
fringe, hair
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lashed, lashes, lashing
definition 1: to strike with, or as if with, a whip.
synonyms:
switch, whip
similar words:
belt, buffet, cowhide, flog, knout, quirt, scourge, strap, thrash
definition 2: to beat or beat against with, or as if with, a whip.
synonyms:
flog, switch, thrash, whip
similar words:
beat, cowhide, dash, flail, knout, lambaste, scourge, strap
definition 3: to swing or fling suddenly.
The knight lashed his sword at his attackers.
synonyms:
fling, throw
similar words:
cast, hurl, thrash, whip
definition 4: to attack, often with words, esp. so as to drive to greater effort.
The boss lashed his workers into ever more frantic toil.
synonyms:
attack, tongue-lash
similar words:
harangue, incite, instigate, lambaste, provoke
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to attack with, or as if with, a whip (usu. fol. by out, into, or at).
similar words:
attack, beat, pitch into
definition 2: to attack someone or something verbally (often fol. by out).
The sermon lashed out at excessive materialism.
synonyms:
rail
similar words:
attack, berate, chastise, harangue, revile, scold, upbraid
definition 3: to move suddenly or forcefully; whip.
The lion's tail lashed back and forth.
synonyms:
sweep, whip
similar words:
dash, thrash, thrust
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derivations: lashingly (adv.), lasher (n.)