Synonyms of lash in English:

lash


See definition of lash

verb

1‘they lashed him repeatedly about the head’

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whip, flog, beat, thrash, horsewhip, scourge, birch, switch, flay, belt, strap, cane, leather
strike, hit, clout, batter, welt, hammer, pummel, belabour
informal wallop, whack, lam, tan someone's hide, give someone a hiding, give someone a good hiding, larrup
North American informal whale
archaic smite, stripe, flagellate

2‘rain lashed the window panes’

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beat against, dash against, crash against, pound, batter, buffet, smack against, strike, hit, knock

3‘the tiger began to growl and lash his tail’

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swish, flick, twitch, switch, whip, wave, wag

4‘fear lashed them into a frenzy’

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provoke, incite, arouse, excite, agitate, stir up, whip up, work up, egg on, goad

5‘two punts were lashed to rings embedded in the stonework’

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fasten, bind, tie, tie up, tether, hitch, attach, knot, rope, strap, leash, truss, fetter, make fast, secure
chain, pinion, join, connect, couple

noun

1‘he brought the lash down upon the prisoner's back’

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whip, horsewhip, bullwhip, switch, scourge, flagellum, cat-o'-nine-tails, cat, thong, flail, strap, birch, cane
historical knout

2‘he was sentenced to 50 lashes with a bamboo cane’

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stroke, blow, hit, strike, welt, bang, thwack, thump
informal swipe, wallop, whack
archaic stripe

Phrases

    lash out

    1‘the president lashed out at her for publicly opposing his economic policy’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    2‘Norman lashed out at Terry with a chisel’


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    informal


    3‘he considered lashing out on a taxi’


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    informal