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Noun: lashing  la-shing
  1. Beating with a whip, strap or rope as a form of punishment
    - whipping, tanning, flogging, flagellation
     
  2. Rope that is used for fastening something to something else
    "the boats were held together by lashings"
Adjective: lashing  la-shing
  1. Violently urging on by whipping or flogging
    "looked at the lashing riders"
Verb: lash  lash
  1. Beat severely with a whip or rod
    "The teacher often lashed the students";
    - flog, welt, whip, lather, slash, strap, trounce, whale [N. Amer]
     
  2. Lash or flick about sharply
    "The lion lashed its tail"
     
  3. Strike as if by whipping
    "The curtain lashed her face";
    - whip
     
  4. Bind with a rope, chain, or cord
    "lash the horse"
     
  5. [Brit] Spend money extravagantly, esp. to indulge oneself
    "I lashed out on a new TV";
    - splurge, splash out [Brit], lash out [Brit]

Derived forms: lashings

See also: violent

Type of: beat, beat up, beating, bind, consume, drubbing, fastener, fastening, fixing, hiding, holdfast, lacing, licking, rope, squander, strike, sway, swing, thrashing, tie, trouncing, ware [archaic], waste, whacking, work over

Antonym: unlash

Encyclopedia: Lashing

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