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lash out

Meaning: to verbally or physically attack someone or something

Synonym: hit out

For example:

  • lash out An angry politician lashed out in parliament today and tried to hit one of his colleagues.

  • lash out I told my wife I thought her new hairstyle wasn't as nice as her old one, and she lashed out and said I was ignorant and didn't know anything about style or fashion.

Quick Quiz:

The president lashed out at the media, saying journalists had
  1. helped him a lot
  2. tried to destroy him
  3. done a great job

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