thresh

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thresh

verb \ˈthresh, ˈthrash\

: to separate the seeds of corn, wheat, etc., from the plant by using a special machine or tool

Full Definition of THRESH

transitive verb
1
:  to separate seed from (a harvested plant) mechanically; also :  to separate (seed) in this way
2
:  thrash 4
3
:  to strike repeatedly
intransitive verb
1
:  to thresh grain
2
a :  thrash 2
b :  thrash 3

Examples of THRESH

  1. threshing and harvesting at the same time
  2. <the poor dog threshed against his chain>

Origin of THRESH

Middle English thresshen, from Old English threscan; akin to Old High German dreskan to thresh
First Known Use: before 12th century

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