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Pronunciation of Lash: Learn how to pronounce Lash in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word lash:

verb
1 [with object] strike or beat with a whip or stick:
they lashed him repeatedly about the head
beat forcefully against:
waves lashed the coast
(lash someone into) drive someone into (a particular state or condition):
fear lashed him into a frenzy
2 [with object] (of an animal) move (a part of the body, especially the tail) quickly and violently:
the cat was lashing its tail back and forth
[no object] (of a part of an animal’s body) move quickly and violently:
the cat’s tail lashed furiously from side to side
3 [with object and adverbial] fasten (something) securely with a cord or rope:
the hatch was securely lashed down
he lashed the flag to the mast
noun
1a sharp blow or stroke with a whip or rope:
he was sentenced to fifty lashes for his crime
figurative
she felt the lash of my tongue
the flexible leather part of a whip, used for administering blows:
he brought the lash down upon the prisoner’s back
(the lash) punishment in the form of a beating with a whip or rope:
they were living under the threat of the lash
2 (usually lashes) an eyelash:
she fluttered her long dark lashes
Phrases
be (or go) on the lash
British informal be engaged in (or go on) a heavy drinking session.
Phrasal Verbs
lash down
(of rain) fall very heavily:
torrential rain was lashing down
lash out
1hit or kick out at someone or something:
the woman had lashed out in fear
attack someone verbally:
in his speech, he lashed out at his enemies
2British spend money extravagantly:
I decided to lash out and treat myself
let’s lash out on a taxi
Derivatives
lasher
noun
lashless
adjective
Origin:
Middle English (in the sense ‘make a sudden movement’): probably imitative