verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of flail
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Example sentences from the Web for flail
He begins to flail and exhaust himself before submerging for good.
The younger boy has gone under the river, and the girl continues to flail in the older boy's arms.
My wife, at least, enjoys watching me flail about on our elliptical.23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free|Charles C. Johnson|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is going to have to work hard not to flail around aimlessly, following the lead of congressional Democrats.
Watching them squirm is more fun than watching Romney and Paul Ryan flail away.Michael Tomasky on the GOP’s Self-Delusion Syndrome|Michael Tomasky|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The farmer caught up a huge flail with which he was wont to thresh out his oats.Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
Raoul, whose flail had made even De Carnac give way, turned to follow, but Richard was on him.
Arms some had, but arms none used; for Trenchefer dashed them down as the flail smites, ere one could raise or draw.
He struck a poor man for a trifling word, with a flail, which proved fatal to the unoffending object.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe