Pronunciation: (lash), [key]
1. the flexible part of a whip; the section of cord or the like forming the extremity of a whip.
2. a swift stroke or blow, with a whip or the like, given as a punishment: He received 20 lashes.
3. something that goads or pains in a manner compared to that of a whip: the lash of his sharp tongue.
4. a swift dashing or sweeping movement, as of an animal's tail; switch.
5. a violent beating or impact, as of waves or rain, against something.
6. an eyelash.
7. Also called neck cord. a cord or a series of cords for lifting the warp in weaving a figured fabric.

1. to strike or beat, as with a whip or something similarly slender and flexible.
2. to beat violently or sharply against: The rain lashed the trees.
3. to drive by or as if by strokes of a whip: He lashed them on to greater effort.
4. to attack, scold, or punish severely with words: She lashed the students with harsh criticism.
5. to dash, fling, or switch suddenly and swiftly: The crocodile lashed its tail.

1. to strike vigorously at someone or something, as with a weapon or whip (often fol. by out): He lashed wildly at his attackers.
2. to attack or reprove someone with harsh words (often fol. by out): to lash out at injustice.
3. to move suddenly and swiftly; rush, dash, or flash: The coiled snake lashed suddenly.
4. Chiefly spend money lavishly or foolishly (usually fol. by out).


Pronunciation: (lash), [key]
to bind or fasten with a rope, cord, or the like.


Pronunciation: (lash), [key]
an ocean-going vessel equipped with special cranes and holds for lifting and stowing cargo-carrying barges that can be sailed up inland waterways or into port facilities from offshore.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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