lash around

lash around

1. To writhe, flail, or fling around wildly, violently, or uncontrollably. One of the cables came loose in the wind and lashed around across the deck of the boat. The toddler started lashing around in the midst of his tantrum.
2. To swing or flail something around wildly, violently, or uncontrollably. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lash" and "around." The lion tamer lashed his whip around to impress the audience. The wind lashed the flag around all night long, but it never came unfixed from the flagpole.
See also: around, lash
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All that was missing was a sketch featuring Gazza, Chris Evans and Jimmy 'Five Bellies' Gardner out on the lash around London.
I am useless at applying these but Rachael taught me a clever trick; first twist the lash around a make-up brush to curve it slightly then stand up, open your eyes and look up before putting the lash in place using your fingers not tweezers.
It was left to Ashley Giles (21 from 13 balls) and Keith Piper (13 from eight) to lash around productively at the end.
While wind and rain lash around you, beating the rugged landscape, it's not just your body that's being healed.