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Origin of thrash

before 900; Middle English thrasshen, variant of thresshen to thresh

synonym study for thrash

1. See beat.

OTHER WORDS FROM thrash

un·thrashed, adjectivewell-thrashed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH thrash

thrash thresh
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British Dictionary definitions for thrash out (1 of 2)

thrash out

verb

(tr, adverb) to discuss fully or vehemently, esp in order to come to a solution or agreement

British Dictionary definitions for thrash out (2 of 2)

thrash
/ (θræʃ) /

verb

noun

the act of thrashing; blow; beating
informal a party or similar social gathering
See also thrash out

Word Origin for thrash

Old English threscan; related to Old High German dreskan, Old Norse thriskja
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Idioms and Phrases with thrash out

thrash out

Discuss fully, especially to resolve a problem, as in We'll just have to thrash out our ideas about where to go on vacation. [Late 1800s]

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