thrash

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1thrash

verb \ˈthrash\

: to hit (someone or something) very hard with a stick, whip, etc.

: to defeat (someone or something) very easily or completely

: to move about violently

Full Definition of THRASH

transitive verb
1
:  to separate the seeds of from the husks and straw by beating :  thresh 1
2
a :  to beat soundly with or as if with a stick or whip :  flog
b :  to defeat decisively or severely <thrashed the visiting team>
3
:  to swing, beat, or strike in the manner of a rapidly moving flail <thrashing his arms>
4
a :  to go over again and again <thrash the matter over inconclusively>
b :  to hammer out :  forge <thrash out a plan>
intransitive verb
1
:  thresh 1
2
:  to deal blows or strokes like one using a flail or whip
3
:  to move or stir about violently :  toss about <thrash in bed with a fever>

Examples of THRASH

  1. He thrashed me with his belt.
  2. The team thrashed them last week.
  3. Something was thrashing wildly in the water.
  4. She thrashed around in her sleep.

Origin of THRASH

alteration of thresh
First Known Use: 1568

2thrash

noun

: a type of rock music that is very fast and loud

: a violent movement

: a party with loud music and dancing

Full Definition of THRASH

1
:  an act of thrashing
2
:  rock music (as heavy metal or punk rock) that is extremely fast and loud

Examples of THRASH

  1. The shark swam away with a thrash of its tail.

First Known Use of THRASH

1840

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