Definition Of lash


(of an animal) move (a part of the body, especially the tail) quickly and violently.

the cat was lashing its tail back and forth

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

an eyelash.

she fluttered her long dark lashes

fasten (something) securely with a cord or rope.

the hatch was securely lashed down

strike (someone) with a whip or stick.

they lashed him repeatedly about the head

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Example Of lash

  • A lash , also of flax, was then attached and the whip was finished.

  • A government official last year called for a return of the lash - the cat-o-nine-tails that takes off a quarter pound of flesh with each stroke.

  • A single lash emerged from the ebony handle, but it had been wickedly inlaid with tiny adamantine barbs.

  • Bring back the lash , and thumbscrews and the oubliette.

  • But it proved nothing more than a false note as they were lashed into submission by the boundary-belting cyclone that is Kevin Pietersen.

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