lash out

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lash out(
lahsh
 
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to attack)
a. atacar
Logan has behavioral problems and sometimes lashes out at other children.Logan tiene problemas de conducta y a veces ataca a otros niños.
b. agredir
Whenever my son doesn't get enough sleep, he lashes out at me.Cuando mi hijo no duerme lo suficiente, me agrede.
c. soltar patadas (with feet)
That kangaroo is very aggressive. He always lashes out at the others.Ese canguro es muy agresivo, siempre les suelta patadas a los demás.
2. (to criticize)
a. arremeter
Ronald lashed out at the media for publishing a story about his family.Ronald arremetió contra los medios por publicar una historia sobre su familia.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to spend a lot) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar la casa por la ventana
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I lashed out and bought an expensive perfume.Tiré la casa por la ventana y me compré un perfume caro.
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lash out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to l out at somebodyatacar or agredir a alguien
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar or (spend extravagantly)
b. botar la casa por la ventana
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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lash out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1
to lash out (with fists) repartir golpes a diestro y siniestro; (with feet) soltar patadas; tirar coces; to lash out at or against sb arremeter contra algn
2 (spend)
now we can really lash out ahora podemos gastar todo lo que queramos; he lashed out and bought himself a Rolls tiró la casa por la ventana y se compró un Rolls; I decided to lash out on a new sofa decidí tirar la casa por la ventana con un sofá nuevo
transitive verb
(spend)
he had to lash out £50 tuvo que desembolsar 50 libras
he was lashing out the money
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