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Also thrash.

Origin of thresh

before 900; Middle English threschen, thresshen,Old English threscan; cognate with German dreschen,Gothic thriskan; akin to Dutch dorsen,Old Norse thriskja

OTHER WORDS FROM thresh

re·thresh, verb (used with object)un·threshed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH thresh

thrash, thresh .
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British Dictionary definitions for thresh

thresh
/ (θrɛʃ) /

verb

to beat or rub stalks of ripe corn or a similar crop either with a hand implement or a machine to separate the grain from the husks and straw
(tr) to beat or strike
(intr often foll by about) to toss and turn; thrash

noun

the act of threshing

Word Origin for thresh

Old English threscan; related to Gothic thriskan, Old Norse thriskja; see thrash
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