AskDefine | Define lash

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1 any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids [syn: eyelash, cilium]
2 leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip [syn: thong]
3 a quick blow with a whip [syn: whip, whiplash]


1 beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, slash, strap, trounce]
2 lash or flick about sharply; "The lion lashed its tail"
3 strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face" [syn: whip]
4 bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse" [ant: unlash]

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Extensive Definition

Lash is usually used in reference to a whip.
Lash or lashing may also refer to:
LASH is an acronym for:


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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