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lash down

1. Of rain, to fall very heavily. It's been lashing down for the last hour or so. It's dry at the moment, but with how dark those clouds are it looks like it could lash down at any moment.
2. To tie or strap someone or something down very tightly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lash" and "down." Make sure to lash that timber down before we start driving, or else it will all spill out onto the road. They lashed the prisoner down to the table and began torturing him to extract information.
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lash someone or something down

to tie someone or something down. The villain lashed Nell down to the railroad tracks. He lashed down the innocent victim. Lash that cask down so it doesn't wash overboard.
See also: down, lash
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ANGEL CABRERA would have been happier than anyone with the rain which lashed down early yesterday morning and turned Loch Lomond into a big-hitters' paradise, and the Argentinian should form the cornerstone of a threeballs treble today.
In truth this League Two match should never have been started, as the rain lashed down and left standing pools of water all over the quagmire of a playing surface.
And whilst the rain lashed down at their usual Old Trafford home, the moisture was less sporadic on the seaside.
And as the wind and rain lashed down at Carton House, he could be forgiven for wishing he had never been a late call-up for the Nissan Irish Open either.
The rain lashed down yesterday teatime bringing flash floods on roads such as this one in the centre of Milnsbridge.
Raindrops the size of golf balls lashed down on the Thai capital at midnight and United's players will be fearful of another such shower when they took to the field today.
So spare a thought then for Jim Hart, joint founder and finance director of Newcastle-based Bishop Skinner Insurance Brokers Ltd, who recently returned with his wife, Margaret, from a holiday in New Zealand where the rain lashed down in torrents and the wind whipped round their camper van.
But yesterday, there was no hint of the film's erotic plot as he filmed scenes for the 1950s period drama on a traditional Glasgow double- decker bus while the rain lashed down for most of the day.
Chief Pat Keogh was over the moon that rain stayed away after it lashed down on St Stephen's Day last year.
A sea of umbrellas stretched across the muddy showfield as rain lashed down on a 4,000-strong crowd in County Durham this weekend.
They stole a kiss under a brolly as rain lashed down on the Colosseum and Sir Paul, 58, took souvenir pictures with a camcorder.
Fans and players ran for cover as rain lashed down as France took on Ukraine at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.
And as the wind and rain lashed down at Carton House yesterday, he could be forgiven for wishing he had never been a late call-up for the Nissan Irish Open either.
On Wednesday, when the wind howled around St Andrews and the rain lashed down, Poulter sat in his hotel room poking fun at the players out braving the elements.
As the rain lashed down on my mobile home parked up near Manchester, it felt like a childhood summer holiday all over again.