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thrash

thrash

 
 
pronunciation:
thraesh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
thrash out
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: thrashed, thrashes, thrashing
definition 1: to give a beating to; whip or flog.
In his fury, he thrashed his horse.
synonyms:
beat, flagellate, flog, lambaste, lash, scourge, whip
similar words:
batter, buffet, cave, cudgel, flail, hide, lather, lick, paste, pistol-whip, pound, pummel, shellac, trounce, whack
definition 2: to cause to move around in a violent, whipping manner, as or as if in a struggle.
The boy thrashed his fists in the air, but he was no match for his older brother.
synonyms:
flail, jar, jerk, lash
similar words:
fling, heave, plunge, shake, toss, yank
definition 3: to defeat completely or by a wide margin, as in an athletic contest.
The game wasn't even close; we completely thrashed them.
synonyms:
annihilate, crush, overwhelm, pulverize, rout, shellac, trounce
similar words:
beat, clobber, conquer, destroy, drub, lick, smear, vanquish
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move around in a violent, whipping manner (often fol. by around).
She was thrashing around in bed, and I thought she must be having a nightmare.
synonyms:
jerk, lurch, pitch, toss
similar words:
heave, jump, plunge, pound, shake, writhe
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phrase: thrash out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of beating or whipping; thrashing.
She threatened to give him a good thrash if he didn't obey.
synonyms:
battering, beating, pummeling, whipping
similar words:
blow, cuff, hiding, pasting, punch, smack, tanning, wallop
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