lash against

lash against

1. To beat, flail, or strike violently or wildly against someone or something. The waves lashed against the side of our boat during the storm.
2. To swing, whip, or flail something against someone or something. In this usage a noun or pronoun is used between "lash" and "against." The wind kept lashing the branches of the tree against my window.
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lash against something

[for something, such as wind or water] to beat or whip heavily against something. The angry waves lashed against the hull of the boat, frightening the people huddled inside. The wind lashed against the house and kept us awake all night.
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There is the start of a back- lash against digital celebrity influencers in the region.
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But that was before he understood that the word was first uttered in the context of an appalling trade in human beings and that it continued to be wielded like a lash against his ancestors for generations after slavery ended in this country.
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Substitute Bradley Johnson fired in an inch-perfect left-wing cross for the Argentinian striker to lash against the far post and into the back of the net.
Answer, page 99 Notorious World Cup goalkeeper incidents 1 German arch-villain Harald Schumacher almost decapitated France's Patrick Batiston in the 1982 semi-final with his murderous lunge 2 Paraguay's Jose Luis Chilavert became the first keeper to take a direct free kick when he had a lash against Bulgaria in 1998.
Port Talbot-born O'Leary, the PFA Fans' Divisional Player of the Month, is a Swansea City pillar - almost as constant as the waves that lash against the rugged Mumbles coastline.
An investigation led by a group of fed-up art publishers has resulted in a groundbreaking lash against counterfeiting in China.
Greenwich, CT), carried the LASH against a simulated terrorist camp, where camouflaged small shelters were successfully detected, though they were invisible to the naked eye.
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Come the summer, drinkers will be able to sit out on the terrace but for the next few months they will have to content themselves with watching the rain lash against the mammoth plate glass windows.
Sunderland continued to dominate and the impressive Kevin Kilbane started a move that Proctor carried on only for Kyle to lash against the post.