Meaning of “thrash” in the English Dictionary

"thrash" in British English

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thrashverb

uk /θræʃ/ us /θræʃ/

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

"thrash" in American English

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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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(Definition of “thrash” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)