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lash

2 noun
     
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lash2 [countable]
1 a hit with a whip, especially as a punishment:
They were each given fifty lashes.
2 [usually plural]HBH one of the hairs that grow around the edge of your eyes [= eyelash]
3 a sudden or violent movement like that of a whip:
With a lash of its tail, the lion sprang at its prey.
4 the thin piece of leather at the end of a whip

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