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lash
American English: /læʃ/
British English: /laʃ/

Translation of lash in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (whip)
    Example sentences
    • I looked up as he came closer, but Andreus coiled up the lash into a plaited leather loop and hit me across the back of the neck with it, forcing my eyes back down.
    • It is not frail and infirm, it is a fighting machine. Entrenched in filth in the centre of the aisle it will without warning extend its wooden lash and administer a swift but excruciating rap to the back of the legs.
    • My fingers are still dripping wet, but the handle to the lash is gripped to prevent it from slipping free from my slick, white scales.
    1.2 (stroke — of whip)
    (— of tail)
    they felt the lash of his tongue
    sintieron la mordacidad de su lengua
    Example sentences
    • Women, as well as their accomplices, found guilty of this crime received fifty lashes.
    • Foreigners unfamiliar with local customs often find themselves tied to a post and receiving fifty lashes.
    • In support of his case, the elder of the two men claimed he'd been sentenced to 300 lashes and sacked from his job after raping several young men at his workplace.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (whip)
    (person)
    darle latigazos a
    (horse)
    1.2 (beat against) the waves lashed the shore
    las olas azotaban la playa
    Example sentences
    • Officials are warning of flash floods and mud slides, and the outer bands of Ivan are lashing Jamaica with torrential rain and huge waves.
    • In neighbouring Botswana torrential rains that have lashed the southern, central and eastern parts of the country are now moving towards tourist destinations in the west.
    • Richard walks along a barren Irish coast in the rain, waves lashing against his long black coat!
    1.3 (thrash) See examples: the whale lashed its tail
    la ballena daba coletazos or batía la cola
  • 2 (bind) See examples:to lash something to something
    amarrar or atar algo a algo
    they lashed him to a post
    lo amarraron or lo ataron a un poste
    to lash something down
    amarrar or atar algo
    (Nautical)
    amarrar or trincar algo
    Example sentences
    • With much heaving and sweating, and a few choice cuss words, he got it wedged up under the axle, and, with the rope from his saddle, he lashed it securely in place.
    • I knew it was coming to rescue us so I took down the sail and mast, took up the centerboard and brought in the rudder and lashed it all secure.
    • Larger beams can be ‘stressed’ by lashing them with heavy chains.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (with whip) See examples:to lash at something/somebody
    azotar algo/a alguien
    1.2 (thrash) See examples:to lash against something
    azotar algo
    Example sentences
    • He was forced to farm Arab fields, tied at night, beaten and lashed with a whip for about a year.
    • When he was lashing me with his whip, it hurt a lot.
    • Lauren ignored him and picked up a whip, lashing him again and again until he opened a wound that went to bone.

Phrasal verbs

lash out

verb + adverb (+ preposition + object)
1 (physically, verbally) to lash out at/against somebody
(physically)
emprenderla a golpes ( or patadas etc) con alguien
arremeter contra alguien
(verbally)
arremeter contra alguien
2 (spend freely) (British English) [colloquial]to lash out (on something)we decided to lash out and buy a decent camera
decidimos tirar la casa por la ventana y comprarnos una cámara decente [colloquial]
I had lashed out on a new dress
había gastado un montón en comprarme un vestido nuevo [colloquial]

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