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Definition 1: a swimming kick used while treading water - [noun denoting act]

(thrash is a kind of ...) a movement of the legs in swimming

(... is part of thrash) a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms

Definition 2: give a thrashing to; beat hard - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for thrash in the sense of this definition

(thrash is a kind of ...) 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"

(thrash has a similar meaning as ...) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

"We licked the other team on Sunday!"

Definition 3: beat the seeds out of a grain - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for thrash in the sense of this definition

(thrash is a kind of ...) hit repeatedly

"beat on the door" "beat the table with his shoe"

(thrash belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 4: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight - [verb of contact]

Samples where thrash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We licked the other team on Sunday!

Synonyms for thrash in the sense of this definition

(thrash is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(thrash has a similar meaning as ...) give a thrashing to; beat hard

Definition 5: dance the slam dance - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for thrash in the sense of this definition

(thrash is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

Definition 6: move or stir about violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where thrash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Synonyms for thrash in the sense of this definition

(thrash is a kind of ...) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

(... is a kind of thrash ) thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash

"The tall grass whipped in the wind"

Definition 7: beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all - [verb of motion]

(thrash is a kind of ...) move rhythmically

"Her heart was beating fast"

Definition 8: move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation - [verb of motion]

Samples where thrash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The system is thrashing again!

(thrash is a kind of ...) move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science

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