verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thrash
Examples from the Web for thrashed
I lay there and thrashed about and all I could hear was my father and ‘ha, ha, ha’.
I lay there and thrashed about and all I could hear was my father and 'ha, ha, ha'.Philip and Charles's Feud Resurfaces Over ... Wind Energy|Tom Sykes|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“We got thrashed,” Obama recalled, adding that he thought this time it would be better to just watch a sports event.President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron Share a Symbolic Make-Nice Moment|Eleanor Clift|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When Saddam Hussein tried to challenge us from within, we thrashed him in the Gulf War.
But, she dog-paddled furiously, thrashed about, made a lot of waves, and managed not to drown.
He used to make us do anything that seized his fancy, and if we ventured to refuse, often thrashed us.On the Banks of the Amazon|W.H.G. Kingston
And to cure him the inhuman monster who had borne the name of James Langdon had thrashed him till strength had come.With Wolseley to Kumasi|F.S. Brereton
“No,” interrupted Joe, smiling contemptuously, as he thought of the dissipated young fellow whom he had thrashed so soundly.Baseball Joe Around the World|Lester Chadwick
The Klan visited such characters, warned them, thrashed them, and disarmed them.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
During the long march he had thrashed over again and again all that the success of his rash venture would mean to him.The Mucker|Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for thrashed
Word Origin for thrash
Word Origin and History for thrashed
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.