1 whip, scourge, cat-o'-nine-tails, cat, quirt, knout, bull-whip, thong; rope's end:
The bosun gave him twenty of the best with his lash.
2 stroke, blow, strike, slash, cut:
Few could stand up after five lashes with his whip.
3 flog, beat, thrash, switch, whip, scourge, horsewhip, lambaste, flail, smite, thwack, Colloq whack:
Any boy was liable to be lashed for the most trivial misdemeanour.
4 lash out. attack, flay, lambaste, belabour, punish; criticize, berate, scold:
She often lashes out at her critics quite virulently.
fasten, tie, bind, secure, rope, fix, strap, make fast:
His crew lashed Odysseus to the mast as they sailed past the land of the Sirens.