Definition of lashing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlæʃɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæʃɪŋ//
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  1. 1lashings [plural] (British English, informal) a large amount of something, especially of food and drink a bowl of strawberries with lashings of cream See related entries: Hunger
  2. 2[countable] an act of hitting somebody with a whip as a punishment (figurative) He was given a severe tongue-lashing (= angry criticism).
  3. 3[countable, usually plural] a rope used to fasten something tightly to something else The sail burst free of its lashings.
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