lash

1
[ lash ]
/ læʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of lash

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1300–50; Middle English lashe (noun), lashen (v.); perhaps of expressive orig.
Related formslash·er, nounlash·ing·ly, adverblash·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lash out (1 of 3)

lash out


verb (intr, adverb)

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

British Dictionary definitions for lash out (2 of 3)

lash

1
/ (læʃ) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also lash out
Derived Formslasher, nounlashingly, adverb

Word Origin for lash

C14: perhaps imitative

British Dictionary definitions for lash out (3 of 3)

lash

2
/ (læʃ) /

verb

(tr) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc
Derived Formslasher, noun

Word Origin for lash

C15: from Old French lachier, ultimately from Latin laqueāre to ensnare, from laqueus noose
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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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