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thresh

 (thrĕsh)
v. threshed, thresh·ing, thresh·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To beat the stems and husks of (grain or cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains or seeds from the straw.
b. To separate (grains or seeds) in this manner.
2. To discuss or examine (an issue, for example) repeatedly.
3. To beat severely; thrash.
v.intr.
1. To use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw.
2. To thrash about; toss.

[Middle English thresshen, from Old English therscan; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

thresh

(θrɛʃ)
vb
1. (Agriculture) to beat or rub stalks of ripe corn or a similar crop either with a hand implement or a machine to separate the grain from the husks and straw
2. (tr) to beat or strike
3. (often foll by: about) to toss and turn; thrash
n
(Agriculture) the act of threshing
[Old English threscan; related to Gothic thriskan, Old Norse thriskja; see thrash]

thresh

(θrɛʃ)

v.t.
1. to separate the grain or seeds from (a cereal plant or the like), as by beating with a flail or by the action of a threshing machine.
2. to beat as if with a flail.
v.i.
3. to thresh wheat, grain, etc.
4. to deliver blows as if with a flail.
n.
5. the act of threshing.
Sometimes, thrash.
[before 900; Middle English threschen, thresshen, Old English threscan, c. Old High German drescan, Gothic thriskan; akin to Old Norse thriskja]

thresh


Past participle: threshed
Gerund: threshing

Imperative
thresh
thresh
Present
I thresh
you thresh
he/she/it threshes
we thresh
you thresh
they thresh
Preterite
I threshed
you threshed
he/she/it threshed
we threshed
you threshed
they threshed
Present Continuous
I am threshing
you are threshing
he/she/it is threshing
we are threshing
you are threshing
they are threshing
Present Perfect
I have threshed
you have threshed
he/she/it has threshed
we have threshed
you have threshed
they have threshed
Past Continuous
I was threshing
you were threshing
he/she/it was threshing
we were threshing
you were threshing
they were threshing
Past Perfect
I had threshed
you had threshed
he/she/it had threshed
we had threshed
you had threshed
they had threshed
Future
I will thresh
you will thresh
he/she/it will thresh
we will thresh
you will thresh
they will thresh
Future Perfect
I will have threshed
you will have threshed
he/she/it will have threshed
we will have threshed
you will have threshed
they will have threshed
Future Continuous
I will be threshing
you will be threshing
he/she/it will be threshing
we will be threshing
you will be threshing
they will be threshing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been threshing
you have been threshing
he/she/it has been threshing
we have been threshing
you have been threshing
they have been threshing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been threshing
you will have been threshing
he/she/it will have been threshing
we will have been threshing
you will have been threshing
they will have been threshing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been threshing
you had been threshing
he/she/it had been threshing
we had been threshing
you had been threshing
they had been threshing
Conditional
I would thresh
you would thresh
he/she/it would thresh
we would thresh
you would thresh
they would thresh
Past Conditional
I would have threshed
you would have threshed
he/she/it would have threshed
we would have threshed
you would have threshed
they would have threshed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.thresh - 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"
2.thresh - move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
flap, beat - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
3.thresh - 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"
4.thresh - 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!"

thresh

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 swing about or strike at wildly:
phrasal verb
thresh out or over
To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about:
Informal: hash (over), kick around, knock about (or around).
Slang: rap.
Translations
يَدْرُس الحِنْطَه
mlátit
tærske
csépelkicsépel
òreskja
kulti
kult
vymlátiť
harman dövmek

thresh

[θreʃ]
A. VT [+ corn] → trillar
B. VItrillar

thresh

[ˈθrɛʃ] vtbattre

thresh

vtidreschen

thresh

[θrɛʃ] vt (corn) → trebbiare

thresh

(θreʃ) verb
to beat (the stalks of corn) in order to extract the grain.
References in classic literature ?
He played the usual tricks on the patient coolies pulling the punkahs in the sleeping- rooms where the boys threshed through the hot nights telling tales till the dawn; and quietly he measured himself against his self- reliant mates.
said Nikita, pressing down into the sledge the freshly threshed oat straw the cook's husband had brought.
The two animals threshed about, the lynx ripping and tearing with her claws and using her teeth as well, while the she-wolf used her teeth alone.
Wounded creatures, men and women, were vomited over the top of that awful wave and fell squirming down the face of it till they threshed about under the automobiles and against the legs of the soldiers.
Corn was threshed by means of a sleigh with two runners having three or four rollers between them, like the modern Egyptian "nurag".