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v. thrashed, thrash·ing, thrash·es
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.
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.
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.
thrash about (or around)
To struggle to decide or determine something: advisers thrashing about trying to develop a new policy.
To discuss fully or produce by discussion: thrashed out their differences; thrashed out an agreement.
[Variant of thresh.]
(tr, adverb) to discuss fully or vehemently, esp in order to come to a solution or agreement
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|Verb||1.||thrash out - discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement; "The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement"|
2. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Idiom: rain blows on.
3. To punish with blows or lashes:
thrash out or over