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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


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.


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


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