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thrash



Pronunciation: (thrash), [key]
v.t.
1. to beat soundly in punishment; flog.
2. to defeat thoroughly: The home team thrashed the visitors.
3. Naut.to force (a close-hauled sailing ship under heavy canvas) against a strong wind or sea.
4. thresh.

v.i.
1. to toss, or plunge about.
2. Naut.to make way against the wind, tide, etc.; beat.
3. thresh.
4. thrash out or over,to talk over thoroughly and vigorously in order to reach a decision, conclusion, or understanding; discuss exhaustively.

n.
1. an act or instance of thrashing; beating; blow.
2. thresh.
3. Swimming.the upward and downward movement of the legs, as in the crawl.
4. Brit. Slang.a party, usually with drinks.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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