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thrash

 (thrăsh)
v. thrashed, thrash·ing, thrash·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick. See Synonyms at beat.
b. To strike violently; batter: winds that thrashed the boat.
2. To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail: The alligator thrashed its tail.
3. To defeat soundly or decisively.
4. To thresh (grain).
5. To sail (a boat) against opposing winds or tides.
v.intr.
1. To move wildly or violently: squirrels thrashing about in a cage.
2. To strike or flail.
3. To thresh.
4. To sail against opposing tides or winds.
n.
1. The act or an instance of thrashing: "We sat on, listening to the thrash of night trees" (Roger Angell).
2. Music See speed metal.
Phrasal Verbs:
thrash about (or around)
To struggle to decide or determine something: advisers thrashing about trying to develop a new policy.
thrash out
To discuss fully or produce by discussion: thrashed out their differences; thrashed out an agreement.

[Variant of thresh.]

thrash′er n.

thrash

(θræʃ)
vb
1. (tr) to beat soundly, as with a whip or stick
2. (tr) to defeat totally; overwhelm
3. (intr) to beat or plunge about in a wild manner
4. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to move the legs up and down in the water, as in certain swimming strokes
5. (Nautical Terms) to sail (a boat) against the wind or tide or (of a boat) to sail in this way
6. (Agriculture) another word for thresh
n
7. the act of thrashing; blow; beating
8. informal a party or similar social gathering
[Old English threscan; related to Old High German dreskan, Old Norse thriskja]

thrash

(θræʃ)

v.t.
1. to beat soundly in punishment; flog.
2. to defeat thoroughly.
3. to beat or move wildly or violently; flail.
4. thresh.
v.i.
5. to toss or plunge about wildly or violently.
6. thresh.
7. thrash out or over, to talk over thoroughly in order to reach a decision or understanding.
n.
8. an act or instance of thrashing; beating.
9. thresh.
10. the upward and downward movement of the legs in swimming.
[before 900; Middle English; compare Old English thærscan, by-form of therscan to thresh]
syn: See beat.

thrash


Past participle: thrashed
Gerund: thrashing

Imperative
thrash
thrash
Present
I thrash
you thrash
he/she/it thrashes
we thrash
you thrash
they thrash
Preterite
I thrashed
you thrashed
he/she/it thrashed
we thrashed
you thrashed
they thrashed
Present Continuous
I am thrashing
you are thrashing
he/she/it is thrashing
we are thrashing
you are thrashing
they are thrashing
Present Perfect
I have thrashed
you have thrashed
he/she/it has thrashed
we have thrashed
you have thrashed
they have thrashed
Past Continuous
I was thrashing
you were thrashing
he/she/it was thrashing
we were thrashing
you were thrashing
they were thrashing
Past Perfect
I had thrashed
you had thrashed
he/she/it had thrashed
we had thrashed
you had thrashed
they had thrashed
Future
I will thrash
you will thrash
he/she/it will thrash
we will thrash
you will thrash
they will thrash
Future Perfect
I will have thrashed
you will have thrashed
he/she/it will have thrashed
we will have thrashed
you will have thrashed
they will have thrashed
Future Continuous
I will be thrashing
you will be thrashing
he/she/it will be thrashing
we will be thrashing
you will be thrashing
they will be thrashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thrashing
you have been thrashing
he/she/it has been thrashing
we have been thrashing
you have been thrashing
they have been thrashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thrashing
you will have been thrashing
he/she/it will have been thrashing
we will have been thrashing
you will have been thrashing
they will have been thrashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thrashing
you had been thrashing
he/she/it had been thrashing
we had been thrashing
you had been thrashing
they had been thrashing
Conditional
I would thrash
you would thrash
he/she/it would thrash
we would thrash
you would thrash
they would thrash
Past Conditional
I would have thrashed
you would have thrashed
he/she/it would have thrashed
we would have thrashed
you would have thrashed
they would have thrashed

thrash

A form of rock or heavy metal music that developed in the 1980s. Characterized by a very rapid tempo, aggressive atonal guitar playing, and visceral subject matter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrash - a swimming kick used while treading waterthrash - a swimming kick used while treading water
swimming kick - a movement of the legs in swimming
treading water - a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms
Verb1.thrash - give a thrashing to; beat hard
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
drub, lick, clobber, cream, bat, thrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
2.thrash - move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
whip - thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"
3.thrash - dance the slam dance
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
4.thrash - beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
thump, beat, pound - move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
5.thrash - move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation; "The system is thrashing again!"
swap - move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
6.thrash - beat the seeds out of a grain
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
beat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"
7.thrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fightthrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
flail, thrash, lam, thresh - give a thrashing to; beat hard

thrash

verb
1. defeat, beat, hammer (informal), stuff (slang), tank (slang), crush, overwhelm, slaughter (informal), lick (informal), paste (slang), rout, maul, trounce, clobber (slang), run rings around (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), blow someone out of the water (slang), drub, beat someone hollow (Brit. informal) They thrashed their opponents 5-nil.
2. beat, wallop, whip, hide (informal), belt (informal), leather, tan (slang), cane, lick (informal), paste (slang), birch, flog, scourge, spank, clobber (slang), lambast(e), flagellate, horsewhip, give someone a (good) hiding (informal), drub, take a stick to 'Liar!' she screamed, as she thrashed the child.
3. thresh, flail, jerk, plunge, toss, squirm, writhe, heave, toss and turn He collapsed on the floor, thrashing his legs about.
thrash something out settle, resolve, discuss, debate, solve, argue out, have something out, talk something over an effort to thrash out differences about which they have strong feelings

thrash

verb
1. To beat (plants) with a machine or by hand to separate the grain from the straw:
2. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
3. To punish with blows or lashes:
Informal: trim.
Slang: lay into, lick.
4. To swing about or strike at wildly:
5. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
phrasal verb
thrash out or over
To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about:
Informal: hash (over), kick around, knock about (or around).
Slang: rap.
Translations
يَتَخَبَّط، يَتَحَرَّكُ بِعُنْفٍيَضْرِب، يَجْلِديَهْزِمُ بِسُهولَه
bítházet sebourozdrtit
bankekaste sigtæske
dobálja magátelvertönkrever
berja; hÿîaberjast umbursta, sigra auîveldlega
daužytisišpertipėrimasperti
mētātiespērtsakautsistsvaidīties
tepsti
ağır yenilgiye uğratmakçırpınmakdayak atmakdövmekkıvranmak

thrash

[θræʃ]
A. VT
1. (= beat) → golpear; [+ person] → apalear, dar una paliza a; (as punishment) → azotar
2. (= defeat) → dar una paliza a, cascar
3. (also thrash about, thrash around) [+ legs, arms] → agitar mucho
B. VI (also thrash about, thrash around) → revolverse; (in water) → revolcarse
he thrashed about with his stickdaba golpes por todos lados con su bastón
they were thrashing about in the waterse estaban revolcando en el agua
C. N (Brit) → juerga f, fiesta f
thrash out VT + ADV [+ problem, difficulty] → discutir a fondo; [+ plan] → idear; [+ deal] → alcanzar
to thrash out an agreementllegar a un acuerdo

thrash

[ˈθræʃ] vt
(= hit) → rouer de coups
(= defeat) → donner une raclée à , donner une bonne raclée à
thrash about
vise débattre
thrash out
vt sep [+ problem, differences] → débattre de

thrash

vt
(= beat)verprügeln, verdreschen; donkey etceinschlagen auf (+acc); to thrash the (living) daylights out of somebody (inf)jdn grün und blau schlagen
(Sport inf) opponent(vernichtend) schlagen
(= move wildly) armsschlagen mit, fuchteln mit; legsstrampeln mit; he thrashed his arms (about) angrilyer schlug wütend (mit den Armen) um sich
(Agr) = thresh
vi to thrash about or aroundum sich schlagen; (in bed) → sich herumwerfen; (fish)zappeln; the branches thrashed against the panesdie Zweige schlugen gegen die Fensterscheiben
n (dated Brit, inf, = party) → Party f

thrash

[θræʃ]
1. vt (gen) → percuotere, picchiare; (with whip) → frustare; (with stick) → bastonare (Sport) (fam) (defeat) → dare una batosta a, battere
2. vi (also thrash about, thrash around) → agitarsi, dibattersi
thrash out vt + adv (problem, difficulty, discuss) → sviscerare; (solve) → risolvere; (plan) → mettere a punto con difficoltà

thrash

(θrӕʃ) verb
1. to strike with blows. The child was soundly thrashed.
2. to move about violently. The wounded animal thrashed about/around on the ground.
3. to defeat easily, by a large margin. Our team was thrashed eighteen-nil.
ˈthrashing noun
a physical beating. He needs a good thrashing!
References in classic literature ?
I can't thrash Aunt March, so I suppose I shall have to bear it.
Whenever you say the word I'm ready to thrash any amount of reason into him that he's able to hold.
It would be my advice to persons situated in this way, to not roll or thrash around, because this excites the interest of all the different sorts of animals and makes every last one of them want to turn out and see what is going on, and this makes things worse than they were before, and of course makes you objurgate harder, too, if you can.
I'll tell my big brother on you, and he can thrash you with his little finger, and I'll make him do it, too.
The curate might set as many chapters as he pleased for Catherine to get by heart, and Joseph might thrash Heathcliff till his arm ached; they forgot everything the minute they were together again: at least the minute they had contrived some naughty plan of revenge; and many a time I've cried to myself to watch them growing more reckless daily, and I not daring to speak a syllable, for fear of losing the small power I still retained over the unfriended creatures.
Creakle had laid about him with a heavy hand, I would have given all I had, for lawful permission to get down and thrash him, and let all the boys out like so many caged sparrows.
I'd like to see anybody thrash me," said Jane, rising again and displaying her formidable person erect.
They express the consciousness that you have no enemy to punish, but that you have pain; the consciousness that in spite of all possible Wagenheims you are in complete slavery to your teeth; that if someone wishes it, your teeth will leave off aching, and if he does not, they will go on aching another three months; and that finally if you are still contumacious and still protest, all that is left you for your own gratification is to thrash yourself or beat your wall with your fist as hard as you can, and absolutely nothing more.
D'Artagnan did reflect, and resolved to thrash Planchet provisionally; which he did with the conscientiousness that D'Artagnan carried into everything.
He felt that he would like to thrash the gen- eral, or at least approach and tell him in plain words exactly what he thought him to be.
I am in half a mind to thrash you, in which case you will be the first to reap the fruits of your scurvy knavery.
Creditors appear to me, by anticipation like those devils who turn the damned upon the gridirons, and as patience is not my dominant virtue, I am always tempted to thrash those devils.