What does lashing mean?

Definitions for lashing
ˈlæʃ ɪŋlash·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellationnoun

    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

  2. lashingadjective

    rope that is used for fastening something to something else

    "the boats were held together by lashings"

  3. lashingadjective

    violently urging on by whipping or flogging

    "looked at the lashing riders"


  1. lashingnoun

    Something used to tie something or lash it to something.

    The lashings, that were holding the chest to the deck of the storm tossed ship, broke and it went overboard.

  2. lashingnoun

    (in the form "lashings of"): plenty of

    Lashings of ginger beer

  3. lashingverb

    raining heavily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lashingnoun

    the act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement

  2. Lashingnoun

    see 2d Lasher

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lashing

    A rope used to fasten any movable body in a ship, or about her masts, sails, and rigging.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lashing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lashing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of lashing in a Sentence

  1. James Zimmerman:

    China is clearly being impulsive here, they're lashing out and they're not interested in building any political capital with The Canadians, this plays very well to those nationalists in China who argue that arresting the Huawei Technologies executive was pushing China too far.

  2. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley:

    Obviously, The President had a bad week and House Democrats doesn't like these questions, so House Democrats is lashing out because House Democrats is afraid to take responsibility, frankly for anything.

  3. Peter DeFazio:

    Their failure to appear at this hearing is a telling sign that they would rather suffer a public lashing than answer questions on the record about their operations.

  4. William Gay:

    I dealt with a lot of anger because I felt like, 'Why me?' I threw out that question a lot. I got to a point where I didn't care. I felt like no one cared about me. Didn't care about school. I started lashing out at people.

  5. Remberto Perez:

    He’s one of a kind, the Cuban government is very worried right now that Fidel’s death may provoke something, they lashing out against everyone they see as a threat.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. numinous
    • C. lank
    • D. lacerate

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