Definition of thrash verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    thrash

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//θræʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they thrash
     
    he / she / it thrashes
     
    past simple thrashed
     
    -ing form thrashing
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] thrash somebody/something to hit a person or an animal many times with a stick, etc. as a punishment synonym beat
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to move or make something move in a violent or uncontrolled way thrash (about/around) Someone was thrashing around in the water, obviously in trouble. The animal thrashed about in pain. thrash something (about/around) A whale was thrashing the water with its tail. She thrashed her head from side to side.
  3. 3 [transitive] thrash somebody/something (informal) to defeat someone very easily in a game The Flyers thrashed the Islanders 5–1. compare whip
  4. Phrasal Verbsthrash somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: thrash

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