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Definition 1: a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object - [noun denoting act]

Samples where lash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the whip raised a red welt

Synonyms for lash in the sense of this definition

(lash is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lash in the sense of this definition

(lash is a kind of ...) implement consisting of a strip of leather

(... is part of lash) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

Definition 3: any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for lash in the sense of this definition

(lash is a kind of ...) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair" "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

(... is part of lash) either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye

"his lids would stay open no longer"

Definition 4: strike as if by whipping - [verb of contact]

Samples where lash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The curtain whipped her face

Synonyms for lash in the sense of this definition

(lash is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

(... is a kind of lash ) whip with or as with nettles

Definition 5: beat severely with a whip or rod - [verb of contact]

Samples where lash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher often flogged the students
  • The children were severely trounced

Synonyms for lash in the sense of this definition

(lash is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

(... is a kind of lash ) whip

"The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

(... is a kind of lash ) whip with a leather strap

(... is a kind of lash ) whip with a whip intended for horses

(... is a kind of lash ) flog with or as if with a flexible rod

(... is a kind of lash ) flog with a cowhide

(... is a kind of lash ) beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

(... is a kind of lash ) whip with a birch twig

Definition 6: bind with a rope, chain, or cord - [verb of contact]

Samples where lash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lash the horse

(lash is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

(... is a kind of lash ) make secure by lashing

"frap a sail"

Definition 7: lash or flick about sharply - [verb of motion]

Samples where lash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lion lashed its tail

(lash is a kind of ...) move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

"He swung back"

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