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flail

verb [I or T] uk   us   /fleɪl/ (also flail about/around)
(especially of arms and legs) to move energetically in an uncontrolled way: A wasp came towards us and Howard started flailing his arms around. She ran from the house in a terrible rage, her arms flailing in the air.

flail

noun [C] uk   us   /fleɪl/
a tool consisting of a rod that hangs from a long handle, used especially in the past for threshing grain
Translations of “flail”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指手臂和雙腿)亂動,胡亂擺動…
in Russian махать…
in Turkish çırpınmak, sallanmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指手臂和双腿)乱动,胡乱摆动…
in Polish wymachiwać…
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