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lashing

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[ lash-ing ]
/ ˈlæʃ ɪŋ /
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noun
the act of a person or thing that lashes.
a whipping with or as if with a lash.
a severe scolding; tongue-lashing.
Usually lash·ings [lash-ingz] /ˈlæʃ ɪŋz/ .Chiefly British Informal. a large amount; an abundance (usually followed by of): strawberries with lashings of cream;scallops with a lashing of olive oil.
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Origin of lashing

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First recorded in 1350–1400, and in 1820–30 for def. 4; from Middle English lasshyng, lashynge; see origin at lash1, -ing1;def. 4 developed from the sense “to spend money lavishly or foolishly”

Other definitions for lashing (2 of 2)

lashing2
[ lash-ing ]
/ ˈlæʃ ɪŋ /

noun
a binding or fastening with a rope or the like.
the rope or the like used.

Origin of lashing

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First recorded in 1660–70; lash2 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for lashing (1 of 2)

lashing1
/ (ˈlæʃɪŋ) /

noun
a whipping; flogging
a scolding
(plural usually foll by of) British informal large amounts; lots

British Dictionary definitions for lashing (2 of 2)

lashing2
/ (ˈlæʃɪŋ) /

noun
rope, cord, etc, used for binding or securing
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