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thrash

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1 to defeat by a large margin

  • the incumbent has been thrashing his opponents for so long that thereʼs never any real contest for the Senate seat
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beat the pants off, eat alive, run circles around (or run rings around), wipe the floor with (or wipe the ground with)

2 to strike repeatedly with something long and thin or flexible

  • thrashed the poor horse with a riding crop
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3 to strike repeatedly

  • the tree branches thrashed the sides of the house as the storm continued to rage
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beat up on

4 to make jerky or restless movements

  • in obvious pain, the wounded soldier thrashed about his cot
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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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