Origin of thrash

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

Related forms

un·thrashed, adjectivewell-thrashed, adjective

Can be confused

thrash thresh

Synonym study

1. See beat.
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British Dictionary definitions for thrashed

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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