"lather" in the noun sense
1. soapsuds, suds, lather
the froth produced by soaps or detergents
2. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither
agitation resulting from active worry
"don't get in a stew"
"he's in a sweat about exams"
a workman who puts up laths
the foam resulting from excessive sweating (as on a horse)
"lather" 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"
form a lather
"The shaving cream lathered"
exude sweat or lather
"this unfit horse lathers easily"
4. soap, lather
rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
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