lash back (at someone or something)

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lash back (at someone or something)

To retaliate against someone or something with an intense physical or verbal attack. The protesters lashed back at the police with a volley of bricks and rocks. The senator lashed back at critics of his tax-reform proposal during a press conference this afternoon.
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lash back (at someone or something)

to strike or fight back against someone or something—physically or verbally. Randy lashed back at his attackers and drove them away. If you threaten Fred, he'll lash back.
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At times, she felt she needed to lash back at people who would threaten to ruin her family.
On a different note, Future bloc did not fail to lash back at Hezbollah's Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's last interview in the memory of July war, rebuffing the accusations he lobbed.
Summary: David Cameron forced to play down tensions after senior officers lash back at criticism of their response to the riot crisis.
Angry Brian took straight to Twitter to lash back at his ex, called her a "pig-faced mole" and adding: "Kerry Katona.
Details of the bid are expected to be revealed during a press conference on Thursday, when Eurocypria chairman Lefteris Ioannou is also expected to lash back at attacked from Cyprus Airways management and unions, who have been demanding that the charter airline be shut down in order to safeguard the troubled national carrier's survival.
Binay took this opportunity to lash back at Poe over the questions surrounding her citizenship.