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Strike or beat with a whip or stick
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“Katie's mother screamed, pulling the whip back to lash Katie.”
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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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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.”
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To lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
“Then she lashed her tail around and commenced preening it.”
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To strike with a lash
“Who would lash us into serfdom and would crush us with his might?”
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Criticize harshly
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“The report lashes police commanders for failing to act on intelligence information.”
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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 put securely in place or in the desired position
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To flow in a stream
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Flow rapidly in a steady stream
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To move or cause to move suddenly and rapidly in a particular direction
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To move jerkily from side to side or up and down
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A sharp blow or stroke 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 long, thin and pliant instrument used for striking or flogging
“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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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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Something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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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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