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thresh



Pronunciation: (thresh), [key]
v.t.
1. to separate the grain or seeds from (a cereal plant or the like) by some mechanical means, as by beating with a flail or by the action of a threshing machine.
2. to beat as if with a flail.

v.i.
1. to thresh wheat, grain, etc.
2. to deliver blows as if with a flail.
3. thresh out or over.See thrash (def. 8).

n.
the act of threshing. Also,thrash.

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

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