"lashing" in the noun sense
1. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
rope that is used for fastening something to something else
"the boats were held together by lashings"
"lashing" in the verb sense
1. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce
beat severely with a whip or rod
"The teacher often flogged the students"
"The children were severely trounced"
lash or flick about sharply
"The lion lashed its tail"
3. whip, lash
strike as if by whipping
"The curtain whipped her face"
bind with a rope, chain, or cord
"lash the horse"
"lashing" in the adjective sense
violently urging on by whipping or flogging
"looked at the lashing riders"
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