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English verb: thresh

1. thresh (motion) move or stir about violently


SamplesThe feverish patient thrashed around in his bed.


Synonymsconvulse, jactitate, slash, thrash, thrash about, thresh about, toss


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake


Narrower (hyponym)whip

2. thresh (motion) move like a flail; thresh about


SamplesHer arms were flailing.


Synonymsflail


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)beat, flap

3. thresh (contact) beat the seeds out of a grain


ExamplesThe fighter managed to thresh his opponent


Synonymsthrash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

4. thresh (contact) give a thrashing to; beat hard


ExamplesThey want to thresh the prisoners


Synonymsflail, lam, thrash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over


Verb groupbat, clobber, cream, drub, lick, thrash









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