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lash 1

 (lăsh)
n.
1.
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.
3.
a. A lacerating presence or power: the lash of conscience.
b. A caustic verbal attack.
4. An eyelash.
v. lashed, lash·ing, lash·es
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
1. To move swiftly or violently; thrash: heard the snake lashing about in the leaves.
2.
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.

[Middle English, probably from lashen, to deal a blow, perhaps of imitative origin.]

lash′er n.

lash 2

 (lăsh)
tr.v. lashed, lash·ing, lash·es
To secure or bind, as with a rope, cord, or chain.

[Middle English lashen, lasen, to lace, from Old French lachier, lacier, from Vulgar Latin *laceāre, from Latin laqueāre, to ensnare, from laqueus, snare; see lace.]

lash′er n.

lash

(læʃ)
n
1. a sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible object: twenty lashes was his punishment.
2. the flexible end or ends of a whip
3. a cutting or hurtful blow to the feelings, as one caused by ridicule or scolding
4. a forceful beating or impact, as of wind, rain, or waves against something
5. (Anatomy) See eyelash
6. have a lash informal Austral and NZ to make an attempt at or take part in (something)
vb (tr)
7. to hit (a person or thing) sharply with a whip, rope, etc, esp as a punishment
8. (of rain, waves, etc) to beat forcefully against
9. to attack with words, ridicule, etc
10. to flick or wave sharply to and fro: the restless panther lashed his tail.
11. to urge or drive with or as if with a whip: to lash the audience into a violent mood.
[C14: perhaps imitative]
ˈlasher n
ˈlashingly adv

lash

(læʃ)
vb
(tr) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc
[C15: from Old French lachier, ultimately from Latin laqueāre to ensnare, from laqueus noose]
ˈlasher n

lash1

(læʃ)
n.
1. the flexible section of cord or the like forming the extremity of a whip.
2. a swift stroke or blow, with a whip or the like, given as a punishment.
3. something that goads or pains in a manner compared to that of a whip.
4. a swift, whiplike movement, as of an animal's tail.
5. a violent beating or impact, as of waves or rain, against something.
6. an eyelash.
v.t.
7. to strike or beat, as with a whip or something similarly slender and flexible.
8. to beat violently or sharply against.
9. to drive by or as if by strokes of a whip.
10. to attack or scold with words.
11. to dash, fling, or switch suddenly and swiftly.
v.i.
12. to strike vigorously at someone or something, as with a weapon (often fol. by out): He lashed wildly at his attackers.
13. to attack someone or something with harsh words (often fol. by out): to lash out at injustice.
14. to move suddenly and swiftly.
[1300–50; Middle English lashe (n.), lashen (v.)]
lash′er, n.

lash2

(læʃ)

v.t.
to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English lasschyn, probably < Middle Dutch or Low German]
lash′er, n.

lash

- The flexible part of a whip.
See also related terms for whip.

Lash

 of carters: a company of carters—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.

lash


Past participle: lashed
Gerund: lashing

Imperative
lash
lash
Present
I lash
you lash
he/she/it lashes
we lash
you lash
they lash
Preterite
I lashed
you lashed
he/she/it lashed
we lashed
you lashed
they lashed
Present Continuous
I am lashing
you are lashing
he/she/it is lashing
we are lashing
you are lashing
they are lashing
Present Perfect
I have lashed
you have lashed
he/she/it has lashed
we have lashed
you have lashed
they have lashed
Past Continuous
I was lashing
you were lashing
he/she/it was lashing
we were lashing
you were lashing
they were lashing
Past Perfect
I had lashed
you had lashed
he/she/it had lashed
we had lashed
you had lashed
they had lashed
Future
I will lash
you will lash
he/she/it will lash
we will lash
you will lash
they will lash
Future Perfect
I will have lashed
you will have lashed
he/she/it will have lashed
we will have lashed
you will have lashed
they will have lashed
Future Continuous
I will be lashing
you will be lashing
he/she/it will be lashing
we will be lashing
you will be lashing
they will be lashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lashing
you have been lashing
he/she/it has been lashing
we have been lashing
you have been lashing
they have been lashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lashing
you will have been lashing
he/she/it will have been lashing
we will have been lashing
you will have been lashing
they will have been lashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lashing
you had been lashing
he/she/it had been lashing
we had been lashing
you had been lashing
they had been lashing
Conditional
I would lash
you would lash
he/she/it would lash
we would lash
you would lash
they would lash
Past Conditional
I would have lashed
you would have lashed
he/she/it would have lashed
we would have lashed
you would have lashed
they would have lashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lash - any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelidslash - any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
eyelid, lid, palpebra - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"
2.lash - leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
leather strip - implement consisting of a strip of leather
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
3.lash - a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the whip raised a red welt"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Verb1.lash - beat severely with a whip or rodlash - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
flagellate, scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
leather - whip with a leather strap
horsewhip - whip with a whip intended for horses
switch - flog with or as if with a flexible rod
cowhide - flog with a cowhide
cat - beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
birch - whip with a birch twig
2.lash - lash or flick about sharply; "The lion lashed its tail"
sway, swing - move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner; "He swung back"
3.lash - strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
urticate - whip with or as with nettles
4.lash - bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
frap - make secure by lashing; "frap a sail"
unlash - untie the lashing of; "unlash the horse"

lash

1
verb
1. pound, beat, strike, hammer, drum, smack (dialect) The rain was absolutely lashing down.
2. censure, attack, blast, put down, criticize, slate (informal, chiefly Brit.), ridicule, scold, berate, flame (informal), castigate, lampoon, tear into (informal), flay, upbraid, satirize, lambast(e), belabour The report lashes into police commanders for failing to act on intelligence information.
3. whip, beat, thrash, birch, flog, lam (slang), scourge, chastise, lambast(e), flagellate, horsewhip They snatched up whips and lashed the backs of those who had fallen.
noun
1. whip, cane, birch, switch, crop, scourge, thong, rawhide, riding crop, horsewhip, bullwhip, knout, cat-o'-nine-tails They forced him to run while flogging him with a lash.
2. blow, hit, strike, stroke, stripe, swipe (informal) They sentenced him to five lashes for stealing a ham from his neighbour.
lash out at someone censure, attack, criticize, slate (informal, chiefly Brit.), berate, flame (informal), castigate, tear into (informal), upbraid, lambast(e) As a politician, he frequently lashed out at the press.

lash

2
verb fasten, join, tie, secure, bind, rope, strap, make fast Secure the anchor by lashing it to the rail.

lash

verb
1. To punish with blows or lashes:
Informal: trim.
Slang: lay into, lick.
2. To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
Translations
ضَرْبَة بالسَّوْطمِجْلَدَههُدْب العَيْنيَتَحَرَّك كالسَّوْطيَرْبِط بِحَبْل
bičovatmrskatpadat v proudechpřivázatrána bičem
øjenvippepiskeslagpiskesnertslåsnert
ostorcsapás
augnhárbindahellirignahÿîa; berja áframsveifla
botagaspliektiprapliuptirimbo kirtis
aukla, siksnacirtiensgāztieskulstītmētāt
rana bičomremienokriasašibať
iple sıkıca bağlamakkamçı darbesikamçı ipikamçılamakkirpik

lash

[læʃ]
A. N
1. (= eyelash) → pestaña f
2. (= thong) → tralla f; (= whip) → látigo m; (= stroke) → latigazo m, azote m; [of tail] → coletazo m
B. VT
1. (= beat) → azotar, dar latigazos a; [+ animal] → fustigar; [rain, waves] (also lash against) → azotar
the wind lashed the treesel viento azotaba los árboles
the wind lashed the sea into a furyel viento encrespó con fuerza el mar
it lashed its taildio coletazos
2. (= tie) → atar (Naut) → trincar, amarrar (to a)
C. VI to lash about [person] → agitarse violentamente, dar bandazos
the rain lashed against the windowsla lluvia azotaba las ventanas
he lashed at the donkeyfustigaba or azotaba al burro
lash down
A. VT + ADVsujetar con cuerdas
B. VI + ADV [rain] → caer con fuerza
lash out
A. VI + ADV
1. to lash out (with fists) → repartir golpes a diestro y siniestro; (with feet) → soltar patadas, tirar coces
to lash out at or against sb (lit, fig) → arremeter contra algn
2. (= spend) now we can really lash outahora podemos gastar todo lo que queramos
he lashed out and bought himself a Rollstiró la casa por la ventana y se compró un Rolls
I decided to lash out on a new sofadecidí tirar la casa por la ventana con un sofá nuevo
B. VT + ADV (= spend) he had to lash out £50tuvo que desembolsar 50 libras

lash

[ˈlæʃ]
n
(also eyelash) → cil m
She had unusually long lashes → Elle avait des cils d'une longueur inhabituelle.
(with whip)coup m de fouet
vt
(= beat) → fouetter
(= tie) → arrimer
to lash sth to sth → arrimer qch à qch
lash down
vt sep (on deck of ship)arrimer
vi [rain] → tomber avec violence
It's lashing down → Il pleut à verse.
lash out
vi
(= attack) (with fists, feet, weapon)riposter
to lash out with sth → riposter à coups de qch
Riot police fired in the air and lashed out with clubs → La police antiémeute tira en l'air et riposta à coups de matraque.
to lash out at sb (physically)s'en prendre à qn; (verbally)s'en prendre à qn
He seldom misses an opportunity to lash out at the media → Il rate rarement une occasion de s'en prendre aux médias.
(= spend extravagantly) → dépenser sans compter

lash

1
n (= eyelash)Wimper f; she fluttered her lashes at himsie machte ihm schöne Augen

lash

2
n
(= whip)Peitsche f; (= thong)Schnur f
(= stroke: as punishment) → (Peitschen)schlag m
(= lashing, of tail) → Schlagen nt; (of waves, rain)Peitschen nt
(fig)Schärfe f; the lash of her tongueihre scharfe Zunge
vt
(= beat)peitschen; (as punishment) → auspeitschen; (hail, rain, waves)peitschen gegen; tailschlagen mit; the wind lashed the sea into a furywütend peitschte der Wind die See; the cow lashed the flies with its taildie Kuh schlug mit ihrem Schwanz nach den Fliegen; to lash the crowd into a furydie Menge aufpeitschen
(fig: = criticize) → heruntermachen (inf), → abkanzeln
(= tie)festbinden (→ to an +dat); to lash something togetheretw zusammenbinden
vi to lash againstpeitschen gegen

lash

[læʃ]
1. n
a. (also eye lash) → ciglio
b. (thong) → laccio (di cuoio); (stroke) → frustata, colpo di frusta; (of tail) → colpo
2. vt
a. (beat) → frustare; (subj, rain, waves) (also lash against) → picchiare (contro), sbattere (contro)
the wind lashed the sea into a fury → il vento ha trasformato il mare in una furia
b. (esp Naut) (tie) → legare
lash down
1. vt + advassicurare (con corde)
2. vi + adv (rain) → scrosciare
lash out vi + adv
a. to lash out (at or against sb/sth)menare colpi (contro qn/a qc) (fig) → attaccare violentemente (qn/qc), inveire (contro qn/qc)
b. (fam) to lash out (on sth) (spend) → spendere un sacco di soldi (per qc)

lash

(lӕʃ) noun
1. an eyelash. She looked at him through her thick lashes.
2. a stroke with a whip etc. The sailor was given twenty lashes as a punishment.
3. a thin piece of rope or cord, especially of a whip. a whip with a long, thin lash.
verb
1. to strike with a lash. He lashed the horse with his whip.
2. to fasten with a rope or cord. All the equipment had to be lashed to the deck of the ship.
3. to make a sudden or restless movement (with) (a tail). The tiger crouched in the tall grass, its tail lashing from side to side.
4. (of rain) to come down very heavily.
lash out (often with at)
to hit out violently. He lashed out with his fists.
References in classic literature ?
All about us the snow was crusted in shallow terraces, with tracings like ripple-marks at the edges, curly waves that were the actual impression of the stinging lash in the wind.
The weather had changed back, a great wind was abroad, and beneath the lamp, in my room, with Flora at peace beside me, I sat for a long time before a blank sheet of paper and listened to the lash of the rain and the batter of the gusts.
You who have tails just whisk the flies off without thinking about it, and you can't tell what a torment it is to have them settle upon you and sting and sting, and have nothing in the world to lash them off with.
Over them, relentless and savage, there cracked the lash of want; the morning after the wedding it sought them as they slept, and drove them out before daybreak to work.
What is to be done with a human being that can be governed only by the lash,--that fails,--it's a very common state of things down here
It was pitiful for a person born in a whole- some free atmosphere to listen to their humble and hearty outpourings of loyalty toward their king and Church and nobility; as if they had any more occasion to love and honor king and Church and noble than a slave has to love and honor the lash, or a dog has to love and honor the stranger that kicks him
I commanded the chief guide to arrange the men and animals in single file, twelve feet apart, and lash them all together on a strong rope.
Why, I'd give two dollars to have it read to me; 'n' as for the niggers that wrote it, I 'low I'd take 'n' lash 'm t'll --"
he's my own dead sister's boy, poor thing, and I ain't got the heart to lash him, some- how.
T ain't ABUSE exactly, I know, or 't wouldn't be to some o' your elephant-hided young ones; but to that little tender will-o'-the-wisp a hard word 's like a lash.
how he thought, reasoned, felt, under the lash of the driver, with the chains upon his limbs
But I affirm that you are: so much depressed that a few more words would bring tears to your eyes--indeed, they are there now, shining and swimming; and a bead has slipped from the lash and fallen on to the flag.