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thrashverb

uk   /θræʃ/ us   /θræʃ/
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thrashverb [I/T]

us   /θræʃ/
to make a series of wild, violent movements: [I] The startled animal thrashed around in the stall.
To thrash a person or animal means to hit the person or animal hard and repeatedly: [T] He hit me once, and if you hadn’t come along, he would have thrashed me.
fig. To thrash also means to defeat badly: [T] Atlanta thrashed New York, 119-87.
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