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flail

verb

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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

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2 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible
  • gruesome evidence that the prisoner had been flailed

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flail

noun

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The first known use of flail was before the 12th century

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“Flail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flail. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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