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v. threshed, thresh·ing, thresh·es
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.
1. To use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw.
2. To thrash about; toss.
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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
(Agriculture) the act of threshing
[Old English threscan; related to Gothic thriskan, Old Norse thriskja; see thrash]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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Past participle: threshed
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|Verb||1.||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"|
|3.||thresh - beat the seeds out of a grain|
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"
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2. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Idiom: rain blows on.
thresh out or over
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
thresh[ˈθrɛʃ] vt → battre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vti → dreschen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
thresh[θrɛʃ] vt (corn) → trebbiare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to beat (the stalks of corn) in order to extract the grain. dors يَدْرُس الحِنْطَه вършея debulhar (vy)mlátit dreschen tærske αλωνίζωtrillar vilja peksma کوبیدن puida battre לָדוּש दौना, दौवना, गाहना vršiti, mlatiti (ki)csépel menebah þreskja battere 脱穀する 타작하다 kulti kult (labību) membanting dorsentreske młócić debulhar a treiera молотить (vy)mlátiť mlatiti vršiti tröska นวดข้าว harman dövmek 打穀(脫粒) молотити پيٹ کر غلہ نکالنا đập 打谷（脱粒）
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