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Definition of lashing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an act of hitting someone with a whip as a punishment (figurative) He was given a severe tongue-lashing (= angry criticism).
  2. 2[usually plural] a rope used to fasten something tightly to something else The sail burst free of its lashings.
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