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THRESH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thresh mean? 

THRESH (verb)
  The verb THRESH has 4 senses:

1. move or stir about violently
2. move like a flail; thresh about
3. beat the seeds out of a grain
4. give a thrashing to; beat hard

  Familiarity information: THRESH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THRESH (verb)


Sense 1thresh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or stir about violently

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

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

Context example:

The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

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

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

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

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

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2thresh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move like a flail; thresh about

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

flail; thresh

Context example:

Her arms were flailing

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

beat; flap (move with a flapping motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3thresh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat the seeds out of a grain

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

thresh; thrash

Hypernyms (to "thresh" 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

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to thresh his opponent


Sense 4thresh [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 "thresh" 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 thresh the prisoners


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