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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.


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


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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