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lash1

[lash] /læʃ/
noun
1.
the flexible part of a whip; the 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:
He received 20 lashes.
3.
something that goads or pains in a manner compared to that of a whip:
the lash of his sharp tongue.
4.
a swift dashing or sweeping movement, as of an animal's tail; switch.
5.
a violent beating or impact, as of waves or rain, against something.
6.
an eyelash.
7.
Also called neck cord. a cord or a series of cords for lifting the warp in weaving a figured fabric.
verb (used with object)
8.
to strike or beat, as with a whip or something similarly slender and flexible.
9.
to beat violently or sharply against:
The rain lashed the trees.
10.
to drive by or as if by strokes of a whip:
He lashed them on to greater effort.
11.
to attack, scold, or punish severely with words:
She lashed the students with harsh criticism.
12.
to dash, fling, or switch suddenly and swiftly:
The crocodile lashed its tail.
verb (used without object)
13.
to strike vigorously at someone or something, as with a weapon or whip (often followed by out):
He lashed wildly at his attackers.
14.
to attack or reprove someone with harsh words (often followed by out):
to lash out at injustice.
15.
to move suddenly and swiftly; rush, dash, or flash:
The coiled snake lashed suddenly.
16.
Chiefly British. to spend money lavishly or foolishly (usually followed by out).
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English lashe (noun), lashen (v.); perhaps of expressive orig.
Related forms
lasher, noun
lashingly, adverb
lashless, adjective
Synonyms
14. berate, scold, tongue-lash.

lash2

[lash] /læʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, or the like.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English lasschyn, probably < Middle Dutch or Low German; compare Middle Dutch lasche patch, gusset, Dutch laschen to patch, scarf
Related forms
lasher, noun
lashingly, adverb
Synonyms
tie, secure, rope, truss.

LASH

[lash] /læʃ/
noun
1.
an ocean-going vessel equipped with special cranes and holds for lifting and stowing cargo-carrying barges that can be sailed up inland waterways or into port facilities from offshore.
Origin
1960-65; l(ighter) a(board) sh(ip)
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Examples for lash
  • Sometimes they lash out, attacking others, or they turn their fury on themselves.
  • Several other governments have felt the lash of his unbridled tongue.
  • First, you can lash it to a stick to turn it into a real axe.
  • Some blame others, lash out and damage themselves further.
  • As the rosette nears the surface, they each lash guidelines to huge eyehooks and cleats on the steel deck.
  • At first she was not quit so friendly she would lash out and try to bight any one the came near.
  • We were obliged to steady the booms and yards by guys and braces, and to lash everything well below.
  • These poor victims couldn't defend themselves against their fear-filled on-lash of crazy ideas.
  • Often, therefore, the body's mechanics prefer lash-ups to complete rebuilds-or simply do not bother with the job at all.
  • The current financial crisis has two origins: lash monetary policy and inappropriate regulations, and it is thus politician made.
British Dictionary definitions for lash

lash1

/læʃ/
noun
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.
See eyelash
6.
(Austral & NZ, informal) have a lash, to make an attempt at or take part in (something)
verb (transitive)
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
See also lash out
Derived Forms
lasher, noun
lashingly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: perhaps imitative

lash2

/læʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc
Derived Forms
lasher, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French lachier, ultimately from Latin laqueāre to ensnare, from laqueus noose
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Word Origin and History for lash
lash
early 14c., las "a blow, a stroke," later "flexible part of a whip" (late 14c.), possibly imitative. The verb "to strike out" is first attested early 14c. and may be the source of the noun. Lash out "to strike out violently" is from 1560s. Related: Lashed; lashes; lashing.
lash
"bind," 1620s, originally nautical, from M.Fr. lachier, from O.Fr. lacier "to lace" (see lace).
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