One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of lashing out; an instance of this.
no object To lash out; to strike out violently. In earliest use figurative: to break out into excess; to be extravagant, exaggerate. Compare "overlash". Now rare.
Mid 19th century. From out- + lash, after to lash out<br>late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From out- + lash.
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