Definition of thrashing
- If a poacher was taken he was given a thrashing as well as being prosecuted with its consequent jail sentence.
- —W. Mostyn Thomas
- "They called her a little blue ragamuffin, father," said Harry, who ran in looking very angry. "But I have given it to them. They won't insult my sister again. I have given them a thrashing they will remember."
- —Anna Sewell
- … after going 6-5 on a tough road trip that concluded with 9-2 and 12-4 thrashings of the Giants last weekend, they were 57-41 …
- —Phil Taylor