An example of thrash is for a fish to move quickly in a bucket when taken out of the water.
An example of thrash metal music is music with a fast drum beat and fast guitar solos such as the 1980s band Melallica.
An example of thrash is when a mugger beats up the person being robbed.
The alligator thrashed its tail.
Squirrels thrashing about in a cage.
A bird thrashing its wings.
Thrashing in agony.
- To settle by detailed discussion.
- To go over (a problem, etc.) in great detail.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 Ã¾rescan, from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾reskanÄ…, whence also Old High German dreskan, Old Norse Ã¾reskja.