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Definition 1: give a thrashing to; beat hard - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for thresh in the sense of this definition

(thresh 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"

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

"We licked the other team on Sunday!"

Definition 2: beat the seeds out of a grain - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for thresh in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

Definition 3: move or stir about violently - [verb of motion]

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

  • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Synonyms for thresh in the sense of this definition

(thresh 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 thresh ) thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash

"The tall grass whipped in the wind"

Definition 4: move like a flail; thresh about - [verb of motion]

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

  • Her arms were flailing

Synonyms for thresh in the sense of this definition

(thresh is a kind of ...) move with a flapping motion

"The bird's wings were flapping"

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