thresh

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verb \ˈthresh, ˈthrash\

Definition of thresh

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to separate seed from (a harvested plant) mechanically; also :  to separate (seed) in this way

  3. 2 :  thrash 4

  4. 3 :  to strike repeatedly

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to thresh grain

  7. 2a :  thrash 2b :  thrash 3

Examples of thresh in a sentence

  1. threshing and harvesting at the same time

  2. the poor dog threshed against his chain

Origin and Etymology of thresh

Middle English thresshen, from Old English threscan; akin to Old High German dreskan to thresh


First Known Use: before 12th century


THRESH Defined for English Language Learners

thresh

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verb \ˈthresh, ˈthrash\

Definition of thresh for English Language Learners

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


THRESH Defined for Kids

thresh

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verb \ˈthrash, ˈthresh\

Definition of thresh for Students

threshed

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threshing

  1. 1 :  to separate the seed from a harvested plant by beating threshing wheat

  2. 2 :  thrash 2



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