lash out against (someone or something)

lash out against (someone or something)

1. To strike or attempt to strike at someone or something very quickly or unexpectedly. That ornery old cat will lash out against you if you get too close.
2. To react against someone or something with sudden, intense anger. I couldn't help but lash out against Bill when he informed me of the latest printing mishap. Citizens are lashing out against the government's recent piece of legislation.
See also: lash, out