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thrash

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verb \ˈthrash\

Definition of thrash

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to beat soundly with or as if with a stick or whip :  flogb :  to defeat decisively or severely thrashed the visiting team

  3. 2 :  to swing, beat, or strike in the manner of a rapidly moving flail thrashing his arms

  4. 3a :  to go over again and again thrash the matter over inconclusivelyb :  to hammer out :  forge thrash out a plan

  5. 4 :  to separate the seeds of from the husks and straw by beating :  thresh 1

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to move or stir about violently :  toss about thrash in bed with a fever

  8. 2 :  to deal blows or strokes like one using a flail or whip

  9. 3 :  thresh 1

Examples of thrash in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of thrash

alteration of thresh


First Known Use: 1568

Synonym Discussion of thrash

swing, wave, flourish, brandish, thrash mean to wield or cause to move to and fro or up and down. swing implies regular or uniform movement. swing the rope back and forth wave usually implies smooth or continuous motion. waving the flag flourish suggests vigorous, ostentatious, graceful movement. flourished the winning lottery ticket brandish implies threatening or menacing motion. brandishing a knife thrash suggests vigorous, abrupt, violent movement. an infant thrashing his arms about

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thrash

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Definition of thrash

  1. 1 :  an act of thrashing

  2. 2 :  rock music (such as heavy metal or punk rock) that is extremely fast and loud

Examples of thrash in a Sentence

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

1840

First Known Use of thrash

1840



THRASH Defined for English Language Learners

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thrash

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verb \ˈthrash\

Definition of thrash for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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thrash

noun

Definition of thrash for English Language Learners

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

  • : a violent movement

  • : a party with loud music and dancing


THRASH Defined for Kids

thrash

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verb \ˈthrash\

Definition of thrash for Students

thrashed

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thrashing

  1. 1 :  to beat very hard

  2. 2 :  to move about violently Something was thrashing wildly in the brush.

  3. 3 :  thresh 1



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