verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of thrash
Synonyms for thrash
Related Words for thrashedpummel, overwhelm, rout, trounce, spank, crush, clobber, defeat, paste, maul, whip, trim, pound, toss, wallop, belabor, seesaw, cane, kill, pitch
Examples from the Web for thrashed
Contemporary Examples of thrashed
I lay there and thrashed about and all I could hear was my father and ‘ha, ha, ha’.Kate and William’s Royal Family Values
September 22, 2014
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
May 2, 2012
“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
March 14, 2012
When Saddam Hussein tried to challenge us from within, we thrashed him in the Gulf War.Israel's Palestinian Arab Spring
May 16, 2011
But, she dog-paddled furiously, thrashed about, made a lot of waves, and managed not to drown.Palin vs. Biden 2016
June 15, 2009
Historical Examples of thrashed
The challenges before us will be thrashed out with the House and the Senate.
The driver had been drinking and in his drunkenness he had thrashed the poor beast.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
He learned nothing by experience: he never knew when he was thrashed.A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs
And then, seizing him by the white stock at his throat, I thrashed him.
I thrashed him while he fumed and foamed, and cursed and swore.
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.