Definition of "lash" []

  • A stroke or blow with or as if with a whip. (noun)
  • A whip. (noun)
  • The flexible portion of a whip, such as a plait or thong. (noun)
  • Punishment administered with a whip. (noun)
  • A lacerating presence or power: the lash of conscience. (noun)
  • A sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible object (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The flexible end or ends of a whip (noun)
  • A cutting or hurtful blow to the feelings, as one caused by ridicule or scolding (noun)
  • A forceful beating or impact, as of wind, rain, or waves against something (noun)
  • To hit (a person or thing) sharply with a whip, rope, etc, esp as a punishment (verb)
  • (of rain, waves, etc) to beat forcefully against (verb)
  • To attack with words, ridicule, etc (verb)
  • To flick or wave sharply to and fro (verb)
  • To urge or drive with or as if with a whip (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lash" in a sentence
  • "I guess (even though it is hypothetical) one relation we would have to worry about is some sort of stupid political back lash from the right-wing bigots."
  • "That this play, with its strong plea for social housing, should arrive at the National in a week when affordable accommodation came under the government's lash, is tremendous."
  • "Lily Burana is as American as apple pie, dazzling as a Fourth of July firecracker, and smarter than a lash from a Senate Majority whip."