- 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 that is played very fast with minimal melodic and harmonic components, rapidly shouted lyrics about death, destruction, insanity, etc., and both musicians and audience thrashing about, as in slam dancing or moshing
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.