Thrash Definition

thrashed, thrashes, thrashing
thrashed, thrashes, thrashing
To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
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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 give a severe beating to; flog.
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  • be still
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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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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Origin of Thrash

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

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  • Variant of thresh

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

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