- The definition of thrash is a type of heavy metal music that combines punk and heavy metal music.
An example of thrash metal music is music with a fast drum beat and fast guitar solos such as the 1980s band Melallica.
- Thrash means the act of beating.
An example of thrash is when a mugger beats up the person being robbed.
- Thrash is defined as to beat or move around wildly.
An example of thrash is for a fish to move quickly in a bucket when taken out of the water.
- to make move violently or wildly; beat: a bird thrashing its wings
- to give a severe beating to; flog
- to defeat overwhelmingly
Origin of thrashMiddle English threschen from Old English therscan, akin to German dreschen, to thresh from Indo-European base an unverified form ter-, to rub from source throw
- to move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously: thrashing in agony
- to make one's way by thrashing
- the act of thrashing
- a style of heavy metal rock characterized by a fast tempo, minimal melodic and harmonic components, rapidly shouted lyrics, and the thrashing about of both musicians and audience
verbthrashed, thrash·ing, thrash·es
- a. To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick. See Synonyms at beat.b. To strike violently; batter: winds that thrashed the boat.
- To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail: The alligator thrashed its tail.
- To defeat soundly or decisively.
- To thresh (grain).
- To sail (a boat) against opposing winds or tides.
- To move wildly or violently: squirrels thrashing about in a cage.
- To strike or flail.
- To thresh.
- To sail against opposing tides or winds.
- The act or an instance of thrashing: “We sat on, listening to the thrash of night trees” ( Roger Angell )
- Music See speed metal.
Origin of thrashVariant of thresh
(third-person singular simple present thrashes, present participle thrashing, simple past and past participle thrashed)
- To beat mercilessly.
- To defeat utterly.
- To thresh.
- To move about wildly or violently; to flail; to labour.
- (software) To extensively test a software system, giving a program various inputs and observing the behavior and outputs that result.
- (computing) In computer architecture, to cause poor performance of a virtual memory (paging) system.
From Middle English thrasshen, a dialectal variant of thresshen, threshen (whence the modern English thresh), from Old English Ã¾rescan, from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾reskanÄ…, whence also Old High German dreskan, Old Norse Ã¾reskja.