Definition of Thrashing

1. Noun. A sound defeat.

Exact synonyms: Debacle, Drubbing, Slaughter, Trouncing, Walloping, Whipping
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Licking
Derivative terms: Drub, Thrash, Trounce, Wallop, Whip



2. Noun. The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.
Exact synonyms: Beating, Drubbing, Lacing, Licking, Trouncing, Whacking
Generic synonyms: Corporal Punishment
Specialized synonyms: Flagellation, Flogging, Lashing, Tanning, Whipping, Flagellation
Derivative terms: Beat, Thrash, Trounce, Whack

Definition of Thrashing

1. Verb. (present participle of thrash) ¹

2. Noun. action of the verb ''to thrash'' ¹

3. Noun. a beating, especially a severe one ¹

4. Noun. (computing) excessive paging within virtual storage ¹

5. Noun. (dance) slam dancing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thrashing

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thrashing

thrappled
thrapples
thrash
thrash about
thrash metal
thrash out
thrashcore
thrashed
thrashel
thrashels
thrasher
thrashers
thrashes
thrashier
thrashiest
thrashing (current term)
thrashing floor
thrashing floors
thrashingfloor
thrashingfloors
thrashings
thrasht
thrashy
thrasonic
thrasonical
thrasonically
thrave
thraves
thraw
thraward

Literary usage of Thrashing

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1. Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics by James Ferguson (1814)
"1. are only about three-quarters of an inch from the heaters, while the thrashing-drum or scutch revolving with immense rapidity and force, separates the ..."

2. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"At Cornell rows of like kind are taken to the thrashing shed ... .Several machines which can be cleaned easily have been devised for thrashing. ..."

3. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1862)
"On some large farms, however, having central buildings, in which a great deal of thrashing is done besides grinding, chaff-cutting, &c., so as nearly to ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Wherever, then, a thrashing-mill is used at all, it may be safely asserted that, next to water, steam is the cheapest power by which it can be propelled. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It has been satisfactorily shown that grain can be thrashed and dressed by well-constructed, steam-propelled machinery, at one- fourth the cost of thrashing ..."

6. Knowledge is Power: A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society, and by Charles Knight (1856)
"Contrast this achievement with the ancient method, still followed in some eastern countries, of thrashing grain by means of the feet of cattle. ..."

7. A Farmer's Year: Being His Commonplace Book for 1898 by Henry Rider Haggard (1899)
"The beans also are thrashing out well, about eleven coomb to the acre. It is curious to look at the steamer and listen to its hungry swelling hum as it ..."

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