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Definition of lash noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1= eyelash her long dark lashes
  2. 2a hit with a whip, given as a form of punishment They each received 20 lashes for stealing. (figurative) to feel the lash of someone's tongue (= to be spoken to in an angry and critical way)
  3. 3the thin leather part at the end of a whip The lash struck him across the back.
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