1. phrasal verb
Riot police fired in the air and lashed out with clubs to disperse hundreds of demonstrators.
Her husband has a terrible temper and lashes out at her when he's angry.
2. phrasal verb lash
If you lash out at someone or something, you speak to them or about them very angrily or critically.
As a politician Jefferson frequently lashed out at the press.
The Cuban leader lashed out against the policy of the U.S. President.
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