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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lash
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a storm lashes/batters a placeliterary
▪ Fierce storms lashed the coastline.
the rain beats/lashes (=it falls or hits something with a lot of force)
▪ Isabel listened to the rain beating down.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
rain
▪ Torrential rain lashed down but the people were patient.
▪ Thunder he flatten ears, lightning he blind eyes, rain he lash flesh, wind he freeze skin.
▪ It was a cold night in late autumn and the rain had lashed down unremittingly.
▪ The wind screaming and the rain lashing on the windows sent me into a reverie.
▪ Sometimes rain lashed the tarred roofs of the huts until they glistened like the skin of a seal.
▪ Gusts of rain lashed down the narrow alleys; rickshaws sluiced through the water, more like boats than bicycles.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Giant waves continuously lashed the shore.
▪ One politician lashed Bush as being the president of the wealthy.
▪ Several of the men were lashed for falling asleep on guard duty.
▪ The bags were lashed tightly to the roof of the jeep.
▪ The sailors made a raft by lashing tree-trunks together.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Casey lashes out as he kicks his legs free.
▪ He briefly considered lashing out on a taxi, but only briefly.
▪ In a fury, he lashed the horse on.
▪ Instantly Oliver lashed it harshly with the whip, lashed its mate, leaped to the ground and kept on lashing.
▪ Mark lashed the windmill to the inevitable bamboo pole, and we tried propping it near the stern.
▪ One or two lashed out, but most did nothing.
▪ The people applaud politely when speakers lash out at Gov.
▪ Then he lashed his horses and round and round the walls of Troy he dragged all that was left of glorious Hector.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
black
▪ She noticed that his eyes were very dark and intense, with long black lashes.
▪ Almost inhumanly silver-hued eyes set in a bed of black lashes.
▪ She wanted to die ... Damian's black lashes flickered.
▪ She smiled in triumph, making her wide-set green eyes squeeze back into their thick black fringe of lashes.
▪ His black lashes were thick and long, his skin warm, and she wanted to touch and be touched.
dark
▪ Peach-faced innocents, With peeking eyes, Through dark fringed lashes, Watch, expecting.
▪ Marguerite had blue eyes and dark lashes.
▪ Ashley shot him a cautious glance from beneath her fringe of thick dark lashes.
▪ They were nearly sky blue with touches of amphetamine pink at the corners and long dark lashes.
▪ Emily Groundwater's eyes opened widely, and he saw that they were smoke-grey, fringed by long dark lashes.
▪ Go for sludgy, smudgy shadows that eclipse the eye, giving shape and shade, dark thick lashes and structured brows.
▪ They were a blue so deep that it was almost sapphire, and were thickly fringed with dark lashes.
▪ Its ears rested flat back and the long dark lashes interlocked over closed eyes.
long
▪ She noticed that his eyes were very dark and intense, with long black lashes.
▪ The doctor was gone and Wallace, with his yellow papers, was standing gracefully handsomely, with his long lashes.
▪ Emily Groundwater's eyes opened widely, and he saw that they were smoke-grey, fringed by long dark lashes.
▪ She had astonishingly long lashes and lips like ripe cherries, dark red and luminous.
▪ When she fluttered the long lashes of her baby blue eyes she had the timeless charm of Olive Oyl or Betty Boop.
▪ Janir turned under his blanket, his eyelids dark and still, his long lashes lying on his cheek.
▪ Its ears rested flat back and the long dark lashes interlocked over closed eyes.
▪ Rich, full, dark-eyed, with long lashes, ripples of silky black hair.
thick
▪ Ashley shot him a cautious glance from beneath her fringe of thick dark lashes.
▪ Dolly had to admit she was lovely, with striking dark brown eyes and long thick lashes.
▪ The skin tone, the shine on the dark hair, the thick sweep of lashes, were lifelike.
▪ She gazed at him through her thick lashes.
▪ Go for sludgy, smudgy shadows that eclipse the eye, giving shape and shade, dark thick lashes and structured brows.
▪ She straightened up, thick lashes veiling her expression as Jill followed her into the room.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ They were each given 50 lashes.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Almost inhumanly silver-hued eyes set in a bed of black lashes.
▪ He was well over six feet, his hair was black and his eyes gleamed amber from between luxuriant lashes.
▪ His inscrutable glance met hers and then his heavy lashes dropped as he released the lacy strap.
▪ Only use eyelash curlers if your lashes are very straight.
▪ Patrick Foster was sentenced to 70 lashes in 1995.
▪ She noticed that his eyes were very dark and intense, with long black lashes.
▪ The skin tone, the shine on the dark hair, the thick sweep of lashes, were lifelike.
▪ Then, looking down, brush lower lashes in the same way.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lash

Lash \Lash\ (l[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Lashng.]

  1. To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.

    We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward.
    --Dryden.

  2. To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a whale lashes the sea with his tail.

    And big waves lash the frighted shores.
    --Dryden.

  3. To throw out with a jerk or quickly.

    He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws.
    --Dryden.

  4. To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.

Lash

Lash \Lash\ (l[a^]sh), n. [OE. lasche; cf. D. lasch piece set in, joint, seam, G. lashe latchet, a bit of leather, gusset, stripe, laschen to furnish with flaps, to lash or slap, Icel. laski gusset, flap, laska to break.]

  1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.

    I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.
    --Addison.

  2. A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare. [Obs.]

  3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as, the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.

  4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.

    The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well.
    --L'Estrange.

  5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.

  6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.

Lash

Lash \Lash\, v. i. To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic language.

To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice.
--Dryden.

To lash out, to strike out wildly or furiously; also used figuratively.

Lash

Lash \Lash\, v. t. [Cf. D. lasschen to fasten together, lasch piece, joint, Sw. laska to stitch, Dan. laske stitch. See Lash, n. ] To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten; as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's back.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lash

c.1300, las "a blow, a stroke," later "flexible part of a whip" (late 14c.), possibly imitative. The verb might be the source of the noun.

lash

"bind," 1620s, originally nautical, from Middle French lachier, from Old French lacier "to lace" (see lace (v.)). Related: Lashed; lashing.

lash

"to strike with a whip," c.1300, "to deal a blow;" later "to whip" (late 14c.); see lash (n.). Lash out "to strike out violently" is from 1560s. Related: Lashed; lashing.

Wiktionary
lash

Etymology 1 n. 1 The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given. 2 (label en obsolete) A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare. 3 A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough. 4 A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut. 5 A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one. 2 (context transitive English) To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash. Etymology 2

vb. (context transitive English) To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten. Etymology 3

  1. 1 (context obsolete English) remiss, lax. 2 (context obsolete English) relaxed. 3 soft, watery, wet. 4 (context Ulster English) excellent, wonderful 5 Drunk.

WordNet
lash
  1. n. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids [syn: eyelash, cilium]

  2. leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip [syn: thong]

  3. a quick blow with a whip [syn: whip, whiplash]

lash
  1. v. beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, slash, strap, trounce]

  2. lash or flick about sharply; "The lion lashed its tail"

  3. strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face" [syn: whip]

  4. bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse" [ant: unlash]

Wikipedia
Lash (band)

Lash were an all-female alternative/ punk rock band from Perth, Australia. The members Belinda-Lee Reid (vocals, guitar), Jaclyn Pearson (drums), Jessica Bennett (lead guitar) and Micaela Slayford (vocals, bass) all met in high school ( Santa Maria College) in Attadale, Western Australia and formed the band Exteria in 1996.

Lash (album)

Lash is the second EP from The Jesus Lizard. It was released in 1993 on Touch and Go Records.

Lash

Lash or Lashing may refer to:

  • Whip
  • Flagellation, a form of torture or punishment involving a whip
  • Lashing (ropework), a means of attaching two or more objects with rope
  • A lashing point such as a D-ring
  • Eyelash
  • Backlash (engineering), clearance between mating components
  • Lighter aboard ship, a system of water transport
  • Littoral Airborne Sensor/Hyperspectral, an imaging system developed by the United States Navy
  • Lash (band), an all-female alternative/punk rock band from Perth, Australia
  • The Lash (1930 film), an American western film
  • The Lash (1934 film), a British drama film
Lash (surname)

The surname Lash may refer to:

  • Batton Lash, American comic book creator
  • Dominic Lash, English musician
  • Don Lash (1912–1994), American long-distance runner
  • Israel G. Lash (1810–1878), American politician
  • Jennifer Lash (1938–1993), English novelist and painter
  • Jim Lash (born 1951), American football player
  • Nicholas Lash (born 1934), English theologian
  • Scott Lash, American professor of sociology and cultural studies
  • Tony Lash, American musician and music producer
  • Trude Lash (1908–2004), German-American student activist
  • William H. Lash (1961–2006), American political officer and professor
  • William Quinlan Lash, English bishop
  • Mario Hernandez Lash, Mexican retired footballer
Lash (comics)

Lash is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics who is an Inhuman. Created by writer Charles Soule and artist Joe Madureira, he first appeared in Inhuman #1 (June 2014), and plays a key role after the release of the Terrigen Mists around the globe at the conclusion of the " Infinity" storyline.

Lash appears in the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portrayed by Matt Willig as Lash and Blair Underwood as his human alter-ego, Andrew Garner.

Usage examples of "lash".

I just sat back on my heels and let her tongue lash over me, until at last it dawned on me that the old abo must have gone running to her and she thought we were responsible for scaring him out of what wits he had.

The abomination of it all, the vengeance of destiny which exacted this sacrilege, filled her with such a feeling of revolt that at the moment when vertigo was about to seize her and the flooring began to flee from beneath her feet, she was lashed by it and kept erect.

An attempt to abscond could mean three months and a hundred lashes in addition.

Duff, a New Zealand anthropologist who has made a special study of adze distributions, claiming that no adzes with butts tanged as an aid in lashing the handles have been established for Western Polynesia, whereas tanged adzes have been found throughout Eastern Polynesia, has argued that this is not in accord with what one would expect from random voyaging.

On the outside, induction cables lashed round in anarchic hundred-kilometre arcs, preventing even the most agile void-hawks from rendezvousing.

And that brought on another row, as the forester lashed out again with his enhanced PK function and Aiken fought back with his coercive power, trying to make Raimo ram his own forefinger down his throat.

He lashed Alker back and forth across the floor, finally giving him an over-the-shoulder throw that should have settled him.

Through lowered lashes she could see her flushed breasts rise and fall with every deep breath, the pink nipples standing erect, the areolas puckered and tight.

She had dark eyes, as did most people in Argali, though hers were larger than usual, with long lashes that at the moment sparkled with drops of water.

The country around Arles is the most torn, desperately lashed section in Provence.

He would need some arrack, Shee thought, if he was to sit his horse in the sun through two thousand lashes.

Crater, Toni Lash and her helpers had been gone when Doc returned to Asile Blanc with his instrument case.

Who Cries leapt, his last dart in hand, and lashed it forward, the atlatl providing two hundred times the power of his unaided hand.

It was loosely lashed about her waist with a behen, a long woolen sash wrapped above her hips.

I see a man with hair white as snow, beplumed as a bird, his eyes almost indiscernible, covered as they are by snowy, drooping lashes.