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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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With the storm came a change of weather; and the stronger the wind blew, and the wilder the rain lashed around, the colder and colder it got.
Rain and strong winds have lashed around 20 districts, especially in the southern half of the country, for more than a week now, Efe news reported.
"No more" The children ran off to the new side of town Fighting and screaming as the wind lashed around One boy remained, this one stood his ground Snow gave into starlight and the rain softened down The carol he sang was poignant and old He sang with such reverence in the deep freezing cold 'Oh holy night' had never been sung so clear A tribute to the singer and the time of year Ancient fingers opened the door "Well done, well done" But the song was no more The child ran fast to catch up with his mates At the end of the drive he stopped at the gates "Mr, me mam said you once helped her" "And at school you taught carols" "So I sang you a belta!" PAT MIDDLEMISS Longbenton
As the wind lashed around her, she tried deep breathing and looked as though she was going to give up on several occasions, murmuring her embarrassment at being scared in front of the cameras.
Both my hands are together - I think it's with tights or a long sock - which has been lashed around one of the wooden legs.
It looks that significant sections in the Congress Party, particularly the youth, felt being lashed around by the vigorous attacks of Narendra Modi.
According to an eyewitness, the sandstorm accompanied by heavy rain lashed around 8.45pm, leading to water-logging and flooding at Al Khabaisi, Shabia, Khalifa, Merkhania and Airport Dahmaa Roundabout (all in Al Ain).
Because he wasn't in a straitjacket lashed around prevailing orthodoxies of war, nuclear weapons, public service cuts.
Sanneta Thomas, aged 29, from Edgbaston, said she was forced to hold on to the two children, aged three and four as the "gale force" vortex lashed around her for ten seconds.
Train and bus seats ,public benches and,most obviously of all,our pavements bear witness to this most unattractive of eating hab its and are all coated in sticky wads of gum that,prior to their disposal,have been lashed around the inside of somebody else's mouth for half an hour or so.
While running, the dog stays on the woman's left side--the six-foot leash lashed around her waist.