Definition of flail
Origin of flail
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How to use flail in a sentence
These layoffs are helping contribute to flailing consumer sentiment about the economy, which in itself could contribute to a recession.'Only the Paranoid Survive.' Some CEOs Are Cutting Staff Even as the Labor Market Booms|Alana Semuels|August 5, 2022|Time
Her teens had been so sheltered, she was left flailing as she entered adulthood and began experimenting with sex and alcohol.Jennette McCurdy lived a teen star dream. Silently, she was suffering.|Ashley Spencer|August 5, 2022|Washington Post
At first, when the model knows nothing about moving, the body flails around as it tries out random motions.Virtual critters evolve bodies that help them learn|Kathryn Hulick|July 8, 2022|Science News For Students
The two ground huggers mostly flailed ineffectively in the wind.‘Wandering’ salamanders glide like skydivers from the world’s tallest trees|Jake Buehler|May 23, 2022|Science News
Vance is flailing in a race that many here in Washington thought was his to lose.J.D. Vance Praised France's Popular Vote Elections. Why That Misses the Point|Philip Elliott|April 12, 2022|TIme
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