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flail

 
Noun flail has 1 sense
  1. flail - an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing
    --1 is a kind of
    implement
    Derived form: verb flail1
Verb flail has 2 senses
  1. thrash, thresh, lam, flail - give a thrashing to; beat hard
    --1 is one way to beat, beat up, work over
    Derived form: noun flail1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to flail the prisoners
  2. flail, thresh - move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
    --2 is one way to beat, flap
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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