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To lash or strike (repeatedly) with a long pliable instrument
“The branches and leaves would lash him across the face.”
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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“A statue was brought out before the assembled company, whose members then proceeded, each in turn, to lash it repeatedly.”
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To beat or crash forcefully against (a surface)
“These ice-girdled waters might lash the shores of distant islands where dwell human beings of an unknown race.”
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To move or jerk quickly and violently
“The docked horse would have to lift its hind limb, or actually kick rather than simply lash its tail.”
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To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten
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“Owing to the steep slope of Quebec roofs, the men must lash themselves to the chimney pots to move about.”
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To criticize harshly
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“Mephistopheles' terrible tongue continued to lash his former companions.”
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To agitate or provoke
“This was enough to lash them into a frenzy of rage, and they would have torn the envoys to pieces had not Josephus quieted their wrath.”
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To complain, speak or write about with great hostility
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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To rain heavily
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To flow in a stream
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To move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner
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To flow rapidly in a steady stream
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A long, thin and pliant instrument used for striking or flogging
“The cow did not move unless the driver whipped it with a lash.”
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A sharp blow or stroke, especially with a whip or rope
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“Even asking questions in class warranted a lash of the whip.”
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A narrow strip of leather or other material, used especially as a fastening or as the lash of a whip
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One of the hairs which grow along the edge of eyelids
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The punishment of being whipped
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A ridge or lump on the skin, as caused by a blow
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A pulse, such as of electrical energy
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A sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to act
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The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
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