“We got thrashed,” Obama recalled, adding that he thought this time it would be better to just watch a sports event.
But, she dog-paddled furiously, thrashed about, made a lot of waves, and managed not to drown.
I lay there and thrashed about and all I could hear was my father and ‘ha, ha, ha’.
When Saddam Hussein tried to challenge us from within, we thrashed him in the Gulf War.
I lay there and thrashed about and all I could hear was my father and 'ha, ha, ha'.
I might mind; but I don't mean to be thrashed if I can help it.
The matter of the cold chisel still remained to be thrashed out.
Then it must be because he thrashed you for behaving ill to poor old Tom Genna?
It moved, it swam, it thrashed about, and ever it strove to escape from the surface of the ocean.
Every opponent was a foe, and he thrashed his foes with an iron hoof and winnowed them with a storm.
1580s, "to separate grains from wheat, etc., by beating," dialectal variant of threshen (see thresh). Sense of "beat (someone) with (or as if with) a flail" is first recorded c.1600. Meaning "to make wild movements like those of a flail or whip" is attested from 1846. Related: Thrashed; thrashing. Type of fast heavy metal music first called by this name 1982.