lash out


verb (intr, adverb)

to burst into or resort to verbal or physical attack
British informal to be extravagant, as in spending

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Idioms and Phrases with lash out

lash out

Make a sudden blow or fierce verbal attack. For example, The mule lashed out with its hind legs, or After listening to Dad's criticism of his driving, Arthur lashed out at him. [Second half of 1500s]

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