Synonyms and Antonyms of flail
1 to move or cause to move with a striking motion started to flail his arms wildly when he spied a bat in the house Synonyms of flail beat, flap, flop, flutter, whipWords Related to flail bang, batter, buffet, knock, pound, smack, spank, thump; flick, flicker, flit; fan, oscillate, sway, swing; undulate, wave; palpitate, pulse, throb
2 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible gruesome evidence that the prisoner had been flailed Synonyms of flail birch, cowhide, flagellate, whip, flog, hide, horsewhip, lash, leather, rawhide, scourge, slash, switch, tan, thrash, whaleWords Related to flail knout, quirt, strap; cut; flick, touch up; blackjack, cane, club, cudgel, fustigate; pistol-whip; bang, bop, box, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clout, crack, cuff, hit, knock, lam, paste, punch, slap, slug, smack, smite, sock, spank, swat, swipe, thwack, wallop, whack; bash, baste, bat, batter, beat, belabor, belt, bludgeon, buffet, bung, drub, fib [British], hammer, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lather, lick, mangle, maul, paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, rough, slate, slog, thresh, thump, tromp, whop (or whap), whup, work over
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