verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thrash
Synonyms for thrash
Related Words for thrash outhuddle, exchange, interact, visit, confer, negotiate, contact, consult, interview, argue, consider, bicker, contest, deliberate, question, wrangle, oppose, answer, review, debate
Word Origin for thrash
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.
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]