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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Taken aback by Swamy's comment, Sikh organisations and the opposition lashed back at Swami to desist from commenting on such sensitive issues
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) on Tuesday lashed back at the Department of Education (DepEd) for the 64% slash in the agency's infrastructure budget despite need to initiate construction of administration buildings.
Summary: The fashion designer lashed back at critics as shocking scenes went viral.
Joma Sison trying to be politically relevant Palace !-- -- MANILA, Philippines Malacantildeang lashed back at Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison for criticizing President Duterte over his decision to stop peace negotiations with communist rebels.
Itumbi lashed back at the businessman, saying that Kipkorir normally tweets about lawyer Ahmednasir's wealth and that was far beyond the topic of discussion.
Ms Kelly's other sister Jennifer also lashed back at critics saying her injuries are something "she'll suffer with for the rest of her life".
She lashed back at him alleging he had been abusive.
Senator Vicente Sotto III lashed back at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the latter raised concerns over the issues of extrajudicial killings (EJK) and human rights violations associated with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs during the recently concluded 31st ASEAN Summit.
The arrest of Hussain irked Zardari and senior members of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and they lashed back at the military establishment as well as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif claiming that the PPP was being politically victimised.
Netanyahu also lashed back at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out war crimes and waging a "war of genocide" during the fighting in Gaza.
May Myat Noe -- the country's first winner of an international beauty contest -- lashed back at her accusers at a tightly packed news conference.
| ANKARA, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed back at his political rivals for what he described as a vilifying campaign against his family.
Washington, December 2 ( ANI ): Kim Kardashian has lashed back at critics who accused her of being a bad mother as she and her fiance Kanye West are never with their daughter North West, saying that they are allowed to "have fun".
Summary: The Finance Ministry lashed back at Lebanese University professors and defended cuts it introduced to the university's 2013 budget proposal, saying requested expenditures lacked documentation.
Rome, Dhu-AlQa'dah 26, 1432, Oct 24, 2011, SPA -- Premier Silvio Berlusconi has lashed back at his German and French counterparts who demanded tough new measures to spur economic growth, saying no one need fear the stability of Italy's economy, as AP reported.