Definition of lash:
- A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
- A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
- A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
- A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as, the culprit received thirty- nine lashes.
- In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
- The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
- To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten; as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's back.
- To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic language.
- To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.
- To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a whale lashes the sea with his tail.
- To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
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- attack (part of speech: verb)
punishment device (part of speech: noun)
- solitary confinement,
- bull whip,
- electric chair,
- whipping post,
- birch rod,
- torture chamber,
- gas chamber,
- fasten (part of speech: verb)
He ruled horses with a hard hand, he drove his dog teams with a biting lash, and he mastered women with a similar lack of feeling or consideration.
He first pulled his hands from his throat, after which he turned him over with face to the ground and, pressing heavily on his neck with his fist, he began to lash his back with the courbash.- "In Desert and Wilderness", Henryk Sienkiewicz.
Need we lash ourselves about him?- "A Minstrel In France", Harry Lauder.