thrash Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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thrashverb

uk   us   /θræʃ/

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 ​sportscompetition: We thrashed the ​visitingteam 6–0.

thrash verb (REMOVE SEEDS)

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(Definition of thrash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thrashverb [I/T]

 us   /θræʃ/
to make a ​series of ​wild, ​violentmovements: [I] The ​startledanimal thrashed around in the ​stall. To thrash a ​person or ​animalmeans 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 ​defeatbadly: [T] Atlanta thrashed New York, 119-87.
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(Definition of thrash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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