verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of flail
Example sentences from the Web for flail
I enjoyed whipping through enemies with a flail that increases in speed and momentum the more its swung.‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ impressions: Rekindling the spirit of the series|Elise Favis|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
The firing of a new executive brought in to shake up the flailing show is getting dead-movie-star tabloid coverage.
But can a 22-year-old winning formula save a flailing system?‘Mario Kart 8’ May Be Nintendo’s Shell-Throwing Savior|Alec Kubas-Meyer|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What do you do when your political career is flailing and the election is only weeks away?The Strange Texas Political Ad That Parodies Frozen|Ben Jacobs|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, here we are again—the Democrats are ‘in disarray,’ flailing on Obamacare.The Democrats Need to Stop Freaking Out About Obamacare and Take Charge|Michael Tomasky|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our mistrust is soon redeemed, as the woman makes a flailing attempt to stab Rick.‘The Walking Dead’: Season 4 Premiere Reminds Us Why We Love This Show|Melissa Leon|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the fall they gathered wild rice which they threshed by flailing it in buffalo skins.Old Rail Fence Corners|Various
He bounced up, however, with a surprising amount of animation and ambition, and flew back to the offensive with flailing fists.Red Masquerade|Louis Joseph Vance
Mapes tried to batter back his assailants with his naked fists, but the flailing arms of the horde knocked him from his feet.Zehru of Xollar|Hal K. Wells
When the flailing arms stopped, they were flat on the deck with about six men sitting on each.Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil
Charles heard a sharp crunch and a snap, and the flailing sweaty figure, beneath him lay still.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth