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thrashing

 
Noun thrashing has 2 senses
  1. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping - a sound defeat
    --1 is a kind of defeat, licking
    Derived form: verb thrash7
  2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    --2 is a kind of corporal punishment
    --2 has particulars: whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation
    Derived form: verb thrash1
Verb thrash has 7 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 thrashing2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to thrash the prisoners
  2. convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate - move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
    --2 is one way to shake, agitate
    Derived form: noun thrash1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. slam dance, slam, mosh, thrash - dance the slam dance
    --3 is one way to dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue thrash
  4. thrash - beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
    --4 is one way to
    beat, pound, thump
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. thrash - move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation; "The system is thrashing again!"
    --5 is one way to
    swap
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  6. thrash, thresh - beat the seeds out of a grain
    --6 is one way to beat
    Derived form: noun thrasher1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick - beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
    --7 is one way to beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    Derived form: noun thrashing1
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to thrash his opponent
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