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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


Synonymsthresh


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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