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English noun: thrash

1. thrash (act) a swimming kick used while treading water

Broader (hypernym)swimming kick

Part meronymtreading water

English verb: thrash

1. thrash (contact) give a thrashing to; beat hard

ExamplesThey want to thrash the prisoners

Synonymsflail, lam, thresh

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

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

2. thrash (motion) move or stir about violently

SamplesThe feverish patient thrashed around in his bed.

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

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

Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake

Narrower (hyponym)whip

3. thrash (motion) dance the slam dance

ExamplesSam and Sue thrash

Synonymsmosh, slam, slam dance

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

4. thrash (motion) beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)beat, pound, thump

5. thrash (motion) move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation

SamplesThe system is thrashing again!.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)swap

6. thrash (contact) beat the seeds out of a grain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat

Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

7. thrash (contact) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

SamplesWe licked the other team on Sunday!.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to thrash his opponent

Synonymsbat, clobber, cream, drub, lick

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Verb groupflail, lam, thrash, thresh

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