thrash


thrash
thrash [thrash]
vt.
[ME threschen < OE therscan, akin to Ger dreschen, to thresh < IE base * ter-, to rub > THROW]
1. THRESH
2. to make move violently or wildly; beat [a bird thrashing its wings]
3. to give a severe beating to; flog
4. to defeat overwhelmingly
vi.
1. THRESH
2. to move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously [thrashing in agony]
3. to make one's way by thrashing
n.
1. the act of thrashing
2. a style of HEAVY METAL rock that is played very fast with minimal melodic and harmonic components, rapidly shouted lyrics about death, destruction, insanity, etc., and both musicians and audience thrashing about, as in slam dancing or moshing: cf. SPEED METAL
SYN.- BEAT
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thrash out
to settle by detailed discussion
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thrash over
to go over (a problem, etc.) in great detail

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