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English noun: lash

1. lash (body) any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids


Synonymscilium, eyelash


Broader (hypernym)hair


Part meronymeyelid, lid, palpebra

2. lash (artifact) leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip


Synonymsthong


Broader (hypernym)leather strip


Part meronymwhip

3. lash (act) a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object


SamplesThe whip raised a red welt.


Synonymswhip, whiplash


Broader (hypernym)blow


English verb: lash

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


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


ExamplesThey want to lash the prisoners


Synonymsflog, lather, 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. lash (motion) lash or flick about sharply


SamplesThe lion lashed its tail.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sway, swing

3. lash (contact) strike as if by whipping


SamplesThe curtain whipped her face.


Synonymswhip


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


Broader (hypernym)strike


Narrower (hyponym)urticate

4. lash (contact) bind with a rope, chain, or cord


SamplesLash the horse.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bind, tie


Narrower (hyponym)frap


Antonymsunlash









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