What is Lash?

Lash definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the flexible part of a whip; the section of cord or the like forming the extremity of a whip.
a swift stroke or blow, with a whip or the like, given as a punishment: He received 20 lashes.

something that goads or pains in a manner compared to that of a whip: the lash of his sharp tongue.
a swift dashing or sweeping movement, as of an animal’s tail; switch.
a violent beating or impact, as of waves or rain, against something.
an eyelash.
Also called neck cord. a cord or a series of cords for lifting the warp in weaving a figured fabric.

verb (used with object)
to strike or beat, as with a whip or something similarly slender and flexible.
to beat violently or sharply against: The rain lashed the trees.

to drive by or as if by strokes of a whip: He lashed them on to greater effort.
to attack, scold, or punish severely with words: She lashed the students with harsh criticism.
to dash, fling, or switch suddenly and swiftly: The crocodile lashed its tail.

verb (used without object)
to strike vigorously at someone or something, as with a weapon or whip (often followed by out): He lashed wildly at his attackers.
to attack or reprove someone with harsh words (often followed by out): to lash out at injustice.

to move suddenly and swiftly; rush, dash, or flash: The coiled snake lashed suddenly.
Chiefly British. to spend money lavishly or foolishly (usually followed by out).