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Phrasal Verbs

lash out

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. helped him a lot

b. tried to destroy him

c. done a great job

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