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Synonyms of lash in English:


  • 1 removing his leather belt, he lashed her repeatedly across buttocks and thighs
    informal wallop, whack, lam, tan someone's hide, give someone a (good) hiding, larrup
    North American informal whale
    archaic smite, stripe, flagellate
  • 2 rain lashed the window panes
    beat against, dash against, crash against, pound, batter, buffet, smack against, strike, hit, knock
  • 3 the tiger began to growl and lash his tail
    swish, flick, twitch, switch, whip, wave, wag
  • 4 fear lashed them into a frenzy
    provoke, incite, arouse, excite, agitate, stir up, whip up, work up, egg on, goad
  • 5 two punts were lashed to rings embedded in the stonework
  • Phrases

    lash out
  • 1 the president lashed out at her for publicly opposing his economic policy
    criticize, castigate, chastise, censure, attack, condemn, denounce, lambaste, harangue, rant at, rail at, haul over the coals, fulminate against, pillory, let fly;
    informal lay into, round on, pitch into, lace into, carpet, bawl out
    British informal slate
    North American informal chew out, ream out
  • 2 Norman lashed out at Terry with a chisel
    hit out, strike, let fly, take a swing;
  • 3 he considered lashing out on a taxi
    spend lavishly, be extravagant, pay out, spend a lot of money
    informal splash out, push the boat out, splurge, shell out, squander money, waste money, fritter money away, go on a spending spree, go on a shopping binge
  • noun

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  • 1 he brought the lash down upon the prisoner's back
    whip, horsewhip, bullwhip, switch, scourge, flagellum, cat-o'-nine-tails, cat, thong, flail, strap, birch, cane
    historical knout
  • 2 he was sentenced to 50 lashes with a bamboo cane
    informal swipe, wallop, whack
    archaic stripe
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