lash
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to move violently or suddenly ; dash 2. to thrash or beat violently <
rain lashed at the windowpanes
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3. to make a verbal attack or retort — usually used with out transitive verb 1. a. to whip or fling about violently <
the big cat lashed its tail about threateningly
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b. to strike or beat with or as if with a whip <
waves lashed the shore
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2. a. to assail with stinging words b. drive, whip <
lashed them into a fury with his fiery speech
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lasher noun II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a stroke with or as if with a whip (2) the flexible part of a whip; also whip b. punishment by whipping 2. a beating, whipping, or driving force 3. a stinging rebuke 4. eyelash 5. the clearance or play between adjacent movable mechanical parts III. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English lasschyn to lace, from Anglo-French lacer, lasser — more at lace Date: 1624 to bind with or as if with a line • lasher noun

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  • Lash —   [læʃ; Kurzbezeichnung für englisch lighter aboard ship] das, (s), ein Transportverfahren, bei dem ein Spezialschiff (Bargecarrier) in einer Art Huckepackverkehr Binnenleichter über See befördert, die als Schwimmbehälter (Schwimmcontainer …   Universal-Lexikon

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