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(verb) 
Definition
tangent
I have very pale skin that never tans.
Synonyms
, ,
go brown
,
become suntanned
,
take a suntan or tan
(verb) 
Definition
to beat or flog
I'll tan his backside for him.
Synonyms
thrash
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
,
belt (informal)
Is it true that she belted George in the stomach?
,
leather
They leathered me because they thought I could tell them where she'd gone.
,
whip
Eyewitnesses claimed he whipped the horse up to 16 times.
,
strap
If we were late, they used to strap us.
, ,
cane
,
flog
He never flogs his horse no matter how slowly she goes.
, ,
wallop
She walloped me over the head with a cushion.
, ,
horsewhip
(adjective) 
Definition
yellowish-brown
a tan leather jacket
Synonyms
tawny
,
light brown
,
pale brown
,
yellowish-brown

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of belt
Definition
to give (someone) a sharp blow
Is it true that she belted George in the stomach?
Synonyms
deck (slang),
bash (informal),
sock (slang),
clout (informal),
clobber (slang),
wallop (informal),
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of flog
Definition
to beat harshly, esp. with a whip or stick
He never flogs his horse no matter how slowly she goes.
Synonyms
hit hard,
lambast(e),
punish severely,
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of leather
Definition
to whip as if with a leather strap
They leathered me because they thought I could tell them where she'd gone.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
lick (informal),
clobber (slang),
lambast(e),
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)

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