lashing lashing  /ˈlæ ʃɪŋ/


  1. (n) beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
  2. (n) rope that is used for fastening something to something else
  3. (adj) violently urging on by whipping or flogging



  1. To this day, I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back.
  2. The tongue lashing caught the attention of Richard Nixon.
  3. She faces a public lashing or up to six months in prison if found guilty on charges of blasphemy.


  1. Should the Saints defense be called into the principal's office? -- Gerry V podcast

    Does the front seven need a pep talk, a tongue lashing, a retooling, or what?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. 'Nuclear Strike': IRS Worker Blasts Lerner For Blaming Ohio Office

    An IRS agent in the embattled Cincinnati office is lashing out at the agency's managers for pinning the blame on them for the targeting of conservative groups, describing one official's attempt to pass the blame as a 'nuclear strike on us.' Misfired Email Alerted DC Officials to IRS Targeting IRS and EPA Compete for Most Bizarre Scandal in Washington
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Kim Kardashian slams paparazzi for endangering the life of her and her unborn child

    Kim Kardashian is lashing out at paparazzi after a photographer allegedly threatened to make her world “dangerous to live in” after she blocked photogs from snapping her picture. read more
    on June 7, 2013     Source:


  1. "Jeremy's behavior right now is indicative of whenever he's back on drugs," London's twin brother, Jason, told "The fact that he's lashing out against his own family and has shut us out is just one more sign of how sick he really...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Jason London Source: New York Daily News

  2. "It took a tongue-lashing from Congress before these high-tech titans did the right thing and coughed up some concrete assistance for the family of a journalist whom Yahoo had helped send to jail," Lantos said in a statement. "Today's...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: The Age

  3. "They should not look at the sledgehammer approach because the people of Pakistan are not America's enemies, and any lashing out may create more enemies of the United States there," Haqqani said.
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Husain Haqqani Source: Forbes

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