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thrash

verb uk   /θræʃ/ us  

thrash verb (HIT)

[T] to hit a person or animal hard many times as a punishment: His father used to thrash him when he was a boy. He thrashed the horse with his whip.

thrash verb (MOVE)

[I] to move from side to side in a violent or uncontrolled way: He was screaming and thrashing around on the floor.

thrash verb (DEFEAT)

[T] informal to defeat someone very easily in a game or sports competition: We thrashed the visiting team 6–0.

thrash verb (REMOVE SEEDS)

[I or T] to thresh
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of thrash from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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