Thrash meaning

thrăsh
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.

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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.

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Thrash means the act of beating.

An example of thrash is when a mugger beats up the person being robbed.

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To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail.

The alligator thrashed its tail.

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To defeat soundly or decisively.
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To thresh (grain).
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To sail (a boat) against opposing winds or tides.
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To move wildly or violently.

Squirrels thrashing about in a cage.

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To strike or flail.
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To thresh.
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To sail against opposing tides or winds.
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The act or an instance of thrashing.
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To make move violently or wildly; beat.

A bird thrashing its wings.

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To give a severe beating to; flog.
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To defeat overwhelmingly.
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To move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously.

Thrashing in agony.

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To make one's way by thrashing.
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The act of thrashing.
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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.
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To beat mercilessly.
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To defeat utterly.
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To thresh.
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To move about wildly or violently; to flail; to labour.
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(software) To extensively test a software system, giving a program various inputs and observing the behavior and outputs that result.
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(computing) In computer architecture, to cause poor performance of a virtual memory (paging) system.
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A beat or blow; the sound of beating.
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(music) A particularly aggressive and intense form of heavy metal music with a focus on speed, technical precision, and alternate picking.
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thrash out
  • To settle by detailed discussion.
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thrash over
  • To go over (a problem, etc.) in great detail.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

thrash over

Origin of thrash

  • Variant of thresh

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English thrasshen, a dialectal variant of thresshen, threshen (whence the modern English thresh), from Old English þrescan, from Proto-Germanic *þreskanÄ…, whence also Old High German dreskan, Old Norse þreskja.

    From Wiktionary