lashing

Definitions of lashing
  1. noun
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    synonyms: flagellation, flogging, tanning, whipping
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    types:
    self-flagellation
    self-punishment inflicted by whipping
    horsewhipping
    the act of whipping with a horsewhip
    type of:
    beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
  2. noun
    rope that is used for fastening something to something else
    “the boats were held together by lashings
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    type of:
    fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
    restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    rope
    a strong line
  3. adjective
    violently urging on by whipping or flogging
    “looked at the lashing riders”
    Synonyms:
    violent
    acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
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