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lash out

vb (intr, adverb)
1. to burst into or resort to verbal or physical attack
2. informal Brit to be extravagant, as in spending
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lash out - attack in speech or writinglash out - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
blackguard, clapperclaw, abuse, shout - use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
claw - attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
vitriol - subject to bitter verbal abuse
rip - criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
whang - attack forcefully; "whang away at the school reform plan"
barrage, bombard - address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"
scald, blister, whip - subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"
rubbish - attack strongly
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w>lash out

(physically) → (wild) um sich schlagen or hauen; (horse)ausschlagen; to lash out at somebodyauf jdn losgehen; she lashed out with a knifesie stieß mit einem Messer; he lashed out with his fistser schlug mit den Fäusten zu
(in words) → vom Leder ziehen (inf); to lash out against or at somebody/somethinggegen jdn/etw wettern; “TUC boss lashes out”Gewerkschaftsboss holt zum Schlag aus“
(inf: with money) → sich in Unkosten stürzen; to lash out on somethingsich (dat)etw was kosten lassen (inf); I’m going to lash out on a new carich werde mir ein neues Auto leisten; now we can really lash outjetzt können wir uns wirklich mal etwas leisten
vt insep sum of moneyspringen lassen
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(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.
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.
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There is tendency of PTI workers to lash out at anyone who goes against the opinion sold by the PTI, which often means divergent opinion is met by the displeasure of the commons.
GARRY MONK has insisted he has no problem with Jonjo Shelvey's substitution strop - but reckons his fiance should have sent a letter if she wanted to lash out.
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