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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I recognized it as one of two which had stood lashed against either rail of the Lady Jermyn's poop; there the bars had risen at right angles to the deck; now they lay horizontal, a gridiron six feet long-and my bed.
The visitors should have bagged a few more in truth, but were often thwarted by the keeper, who made fine saves from Adrian Bernabe and Nabil Touaizi, who also lashed against the post.
Villa tried to impose their extra quality on non-league minnows Kidderminster and Gary Gardner, making his first appearance for Villa since August, lashed against the crossbar.
There was early danger when Tyler Blake's shot was saved by Dan Crane, Harry Gibbons had his follow up blocked on the line by Elliot Parrott before Blake lashed against the bar from eight yards.
But it was Snodgrass who missed the game's biggest chance early in the second half as he lashed against the bar with the goal gaping.
"We are almost evenly split regarding our final votes," read the note passed from the jury to Judge Leslie Ghiz, who declared a mistrial as rain lashed against the windows of her chilly downtown courtroom.
The Citizens had a golden opportunity in the 13th minute when Jones put Nardiello in on goal, keeper Owen Evans blocked superbly, but the ball ran to Jones who lashed against the post.
The commissioner lashed against Bautista, saying that she has the authority to file the comment.
A lifeboat was called out to rescue Edward Laxton, 21, yesterday morning as waves lashed against the pier and swamped him.
Townsend then lashed against the crossbar and Szczesny denied Sturridge from point-blank range as the England chances began to come and go.
They then dialled 999 to contact the Coastguards who launched an operation to reach the three people as the water lashed against the rocks.
Blackpool should have gone ahead but Tiago Gomes lashed against the post after being played in by Chris Basham.
Some villagers attempted to tie down their roofs as trees were uprooted and rain lashed against their faces.
Visibly irritated, he lashed against all opposition leaders.
The supporters of either camp lashed against each other, countering each the other with music prohibiting Hadith and instances from Kashmir's rich Sufi heritage.