Synonyms of lash in English:

lash


See definition of lash

verb

1‘removing his leather belt, he lashed her repeatedly across buttocks and thighs’

SYNONYMS

whip, flog, beat, thrash, horsewhip, scourge, birch, switch, flay, belt, strap, cane, leather

strike, hit, clout, batter, welt, hammer, pummel, belabour

informal wallop, whack, lam, tan someone's hide, give someone a hiding, give someone a good hiding, larrup

North American informal whale

archaic smite, stripe, flagellate

2‘rain lashed the window panes’

SYNONYMS

beat against, dash against, crash against, pound, batter, buffet, smack against, strike, hit, knock

3‘the tiger began to growl and lash his tail’

SYNONYMS

swish, flick, twitch, switch, whip, wave, wag

4‘fear lashed them into a frenzy’

SYNONYMS

provoke, incite, arouse, excite, agitate, stir up, whip up, work up, egg on, goad

5‘two punts were lashed to rings embedded in the stonework’

SYNONYMS

fasten, bind, tie, tie up, tether, hitch, attach, knot, rope, strap, leash, truss, fetter, make fast, secure

chain, pinion, join, connect, couple


noun

1‘he brought the lash down upon the prisoner's back’

SYNONYMS

whip, horsewhip, bullwhip, switch, scourge, flagellum, cat-o'-nine-tails, cat, thong, flail, strap, birch, cane

historical knout

2‘he was sentenced to 50 lashes with a bamboo cane’

SYNONYMS

stroke, blow, hit, strike, welt, bang, thwack, thump

informal swipe, wallop, whack

archaic stripe


Phrases

    lash out

      1‘the president lashed out at her for publicly opposing his economic policy’

      SYNONYMS

      criticize, castigate, chastise, censure, attack, condemn, denounce, lambaste, harangue, rant at, rail at, haul over the coals, fulminate against, pillory, let fly

      berate, upbraid, scold, rebuke, chide, reprove, reproach, take to task

      informal

      lay into, round on, pitch into, lace into, carpet, bawl out

      British informal

      slate

      North American informal

      chew out, ream out

      2‘Norman lashed out at Terry with a chisel’

      SYNONYMS

      hit out, strike, let fly, take a swing

      set upon, set about, turn on, round on, attack, weigh into

      informal

      lay into, tear into, pitch into, lace into, sail into

      3‘he considered lashing out on a taxi’

      SYNONYMS

      spend lavishly, be extravagant, pay out, spend a lot of money

      informal

      splash out, push the boat out, splurge, shell out, squander money, waste money, fritter money away, go on a spending spree, go on a shopping binge