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Strike or beat with a whip or stick
“Katie's mother screamed, pulling the whip back to lash Katie.”
To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten
“Owing to the steep slope of Quebec roofs, the men must lash themselves to the chimney pots to move about.”
Beat forcefully against
“Forecasters said it would lash the shores with strong winds, up to 10 inches of rain and waves up to 20 feet.”
To strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
“Then she lashed her tail around and commenced preening it.”
To strike with a lash
“Who would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might?”
Criticize harshly
“The report lashes police commanders for failing to act on intelligence information.”
A sharp blow or stroke with a whip or rope
“Even asking questions in class warranted a lash of the whip.”
A long thin or flexible tool for striking
“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.”
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