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English noun: lather

1. lather (object) the froth produced by soaps or detergents


Synonymssoapsuds, suds


Broader (hypernym)foam, froth


Narrower (hyponym)shaving cream, shaving soap

2. lather (state) agitation resulting from active worry


SamplesDon't get in a stew.
He's in a sweat about exams.


Synonymsfret, stew, sweat, swither


Broader (hypernym)agitation

3. lather (person) a workman who puts up laths


Broader (hypernym)working man, working person, workingman, workman

4. lather (object) the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)


Broader (hypernym)foam, froth


English verb: lather

1. lather (contact) beat severely with a whip or rod


SamplesThe teacher often flogged the students.
The children were severely trounced.


ExamplesThey want to lather the prisoners


Synonymsflog, lash, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over


Narrower (hyponym)birch, cat, cowhide, flagellate, horsewhip, leather, scourge, switch

2. lather (change) form a lather


SamplesThe shaving cream lathered.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth, sparkle

3. lather (body) exude sweat or lather


SamplesThis unfit horse lathers easily.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)froth

4. lather (body) rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning


ExamplesDid he lather his foot?


Synonymssoap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clean, cleanse


Entaillave, wash









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