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thrash

 
 
pronunciation:
thraesh
part of speech: verb
inflections: thrashes, thrashing, thrashed
definition 1: to give a beating to; whip.
The mean farmer thrashed the slow old horse.
synonyms:
beat, lash, whip
similar words:
batter, flail, pound, shellac, whack
definition 2: to move around in a wild, whipping way (often followed by "around").
The wild pig thrashed around for an hour after it had been caught.
synonyms:
jerk, lurch, pitch, toss
similar words:
heave, jump, plunge, shake