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lash down

1. Of rain, to fall very heavily. It's been lashing down for the last hour or so. It's dry at the moment, but with how dark those clouds are it looks like it could lash down at any moment.
2. To tie or strap someone or something down very tightly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lash" and "down." Make sure to lash that timber down before we start driving, or else it will all spill out onto the road. They lashed the prisoner down to the table and began torturing him to extract information.
See also: down, lash

lash someone or something down

to tie someone or something down. The villain lashed Nell down to the railroad tracks. He lashed down the innocent victim. Lash that cask down so it doesn't wash overboard.
See also: down, lash
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An MMETC spokesman told the GDN that it was thought the Indian driver failed to securely lash down the hammer.
Torrential rain and thunderstorms are expected to lash down on Worthy Farm as forecasters predict another wash-out.
Torrential rain and thunderstorms are expected to lash down on Worthy Farm throughout the three days, as forecasters predict another wash-out.
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However, the rain continued to lash down over the Catalan capital in the hours before the clash, leaving the pitch unplayable.