"lathering" 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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