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THRASH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thrash mean? 

THRASH (noun)
  The noun THRASH has 1 sense:

1. a swimming kick used while treading water

  Familiarity information: THRASH used as a noun is very rare.


THRASH (verb)
  The verb THRASH has 7 senses:

1. give a thrashing to; beat hard
2. move or stir about violently
3. dance the slam dance
4. beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
5. move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation
6. beat the seeds out of a grain
7. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

  Familiarity information: THRASH used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


THRASH (noun)


Sense 1thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A swimming kick used while treading water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("thrash" is a kind of...):

swimming kick (a movement of the legs in swimming)

Holonyms ("thrash" is a part of...):

treading water (a stroke that keeps the head above water by thrashing the legs and arms)


THRASH (verb)


Sense 1thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a thrashing to; beat hard

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

flail; thrash; lam; thresh

Hypernyms (to "thrash" is one way to...):

beat; beat up; work over (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to thrash the prisoners


Sense 2thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or stir about violently

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

thresh about; thresh; thrash about; jactitate; thrash; convulse; toss; slash

Context example:

The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Hypernyms (to "thrash" is one way to...):

agitate; shake (move or cause to move back and forth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "thrash"):

whip (thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dance the slam dance

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

mosh; slam dance; slam; thrash

Hypernyms (to "thrash" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue thrash


Sense 4thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "thrash" is one way to...):

beat; pound; thump (move rhythmically)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 5thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The system is thrashing again!

Hypernyms (to "thrash" is one way to...):

swap (move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 6thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat the seeds out of a grain

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

thresh; thrash

Hypernyms (to "thrash" is one way to...):

beat (hit repeatedly)

Domain category:

agriculture; farming; husbandry (the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7thrash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

drub; lick; clobber; cream; bat; thrash

Context example:

We licked the other team on Sunday!

Hypernyms (to "thrash" is one way to...):

beat; beat out; crush; shell; trounce; vanquish (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to thrash his opponent


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