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Synonyms for lash

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eyelash, lash, cilium(noun)

    any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

    whip, whiplash, eyelash, thong, cilium


  2. lash, thong(noun)

    leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

    whip, flip-flop, whiplash, eyelash, thong, cilium


  3. whip, lash, whiplash(verb)

    a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

    "the whip raised a red welt"

    whip, whiplash, cilium, eyelash, thong, party whip, whiplash injury


  4. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce(verb)

    beat severely with a whip or rod

    "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

    lambast, chide, welt, whip, convulse, crush, vanquish, blister, beat out, thresh, rack up, scald, strap, slash, beat, reproof, trounce, flog, berate, jactitate, chew out, cut down, have words, lambaste, thresh about, bawl out, dress down, thrash about, take to task, worst, chew up, call down, lather, cane, thrash, toss, soap, reprimand, scold, mop up, rebuke, whisk, jaw, rag, gash, pip, call on the carpet, remonstrate, lecture, shell


  5. lash(verb)

    lash or flick about sharply

    "The lion lashed its tail"

    whip, trounce, flog, strap, slash, lather, welt


  6. whip, lash(verb)

    strike as if by whipping

    "The curtain whipped her face"

    slash, whisk, scald, worst, rack up, mop up, trounce, flog, pip, lather, welt, whip, strap, blister


  7. lash(verb)

    bind with a rope, chain, or cord

    "lash the horse"

    whip, trounce, flog, strap, slash, lather, welt


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lash

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, box, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, stroke, thump

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lash

    censure, castigate, satirize, beat, tie, fasten, bind, flog, strike, whip, scourge

    extol, compliment, eulogize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lash(n.)

    thong (of a whip), scourge, whip

  2. lash(n.)

    stroke, stripe

  3. lash(v. a.)

    scourge, whip

  4. lash(v. a.)

    beat, beat against

  5. lash(v. a.)

    bind, tie, tie together

  6. lash(v. a.)

    censure, satirize, lampoon, abuse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lash(n)

    scourge, thong, whip

  2. lash(v)

    scourge, castigate, flagellate, satirize, scold, rate, whip

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    whip, fasten

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How to use lash in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Meehan:

    Sometimes I have the tendency to lash out to others on the staff … and you go hardest on the ones that you care the most about.

  2. Eddie Brummelman:

    It's a very young field of research but what we do know is that narcissistic children... feel more entitled than others and they want to be admired by others, when they feel they don't get the admiration they want, when they are humiliated or when they are rejected, they tend to lash out aggressively, so it predicts provoked aggression.

  3. David Payne:

    The Ted Cruz campaign said in response to Manafort's comments : The Cruz campaign's no surprise that Trump's team will lash out with falsehoods when facing a loss to distract from their failure. … We have earned our success by working hard to build a superior organization and are working within the process and rules. Anticipating a fight for every delegate, Ted Cruz was campaigning Monday in California, which holds a delegate-rich primary on June 7. David Payne, a Republican strategist and Vox Global partner, suggested on Monday that Cruz’s efforts to win delegate support will be indispensable if Donald Trump fails to get to 1,237 delegates -- as the candidates would have to compete for them during balloting at an open convention in July. Ted Cruz will be on familiar turf, consider that Ted Cruz is likely to win a handful of the remaining winner-take-all states … coupled with proportional delegate wins for Ted Cruz and Ted Cruz and John Kasich, this makes it mathematically difficult for Donald Trump to win the nomination according to the current convention rules.

  4. Scott Walker:

    It's more of a matter how you live your life, i hope that people whether they agree or disagree of what I did over the last four years as governor and see even in the most challenging times, I try not to respond. I didn't lash out in anger. I didn't attack people whether you agree or disagree with me.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some sinister 'other' under control, alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism.

Translations for lash

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  • piskeslag, piskesnertDanish
  • PeitschenhiebGerman
  • vipiEsperanto
  • zurriagazo, látigo, latigazoSpanish
  • nakata, piiskata, sivallus, piiskanisku, siima, sataa kaatamalla, haukkua pystyyn, ruoskanisku, lieka, ruoskia, suomiaFinnish
  • coup de fouet, fouetter, gronder, lanièreFrench
  • sferzata, staffile, rimproverare, staffilataItalian
  • kareMāori
  • стегать, кри́тика, кнут, плеть, [[удар]] [[плеть, хлестать, [[удар]] [[хлыст, бич, [[удар]] [[бич, нагайка, сечь, хлыст, пороть, [[ре́зкий]] [[упрёк]], плёткаRussian

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