lash

lash
lash
lash1 [lash]
n.
[ME lassche < the v.]
1. a whip, esp. the flexible striking part as distinguished from the handle
2. a stroke with or as with a whip; switch
3. a sharp, censuring or rebuking remark
4. an eyelash
vt.
[ME laschen < ?]
1. to strike or drive with or as with a lash; flog
2. to swing or move quickly or angrily; switch [the cat lashed her tail]
3. to strike with great force; dash against [waves lashed the cliffs]
4. to attack violently in words; censure or rebuke
5. to incite by appealing to the emotions [to lash a crowd into a frenzy of anger]
vi.
1. to move quickly or violently; switch
2. to make strokes with or as with a whip
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lash out
1. to strike out violently
2. to speak angrily or in bitter criticism
lasher
n.
lash2 [lash]
vt.
[ME lashen < OFr lachier, var. of lacier: see LACE]
to fasten or tie with a rope, etc.

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