|Origin:||lacier, from Latin laqueus; LACE1|
|Origin:||Perhaps from the sound of a sudden sharp hit|
to tie something tightly to something else with a rope [= bind]
tie[transitive always + adverb/preposition]
lash something to something
The oars were lashed to the sides of the boat.
if the wind, sea etc lashes something, it hits it with violent force:
wind/rain/sea[intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
Giant waves lashed the sea wall.
The wind lashed violently against the door.
to hit a person or animal very hard with a whip, stick etc:
Oliver lashed the horses to go faster.
if an animal lashes its tail or its tail lashes, it moves it from side to side quickly and strongly, especially because it is angry
tail[intransitive and transitive]HBA
to criticize someone angrily - used especially in newspapers:
criticize[intransitive and transitive]
Democrats lashed Republican plans, calling them extreme.
Gallins lashed back at those who accused him of corruption.
lash outphrasal verb
to suddenly speak angrily to someone or criticize someone angrily
lash out at
Olson lashed out at the media.
to try to hit someone, with a series of violent, uncontrolled movements
lash out at
She would suddenly lash out at other children.