Unable to speak, he summoned enough energy to thrash about knocking over the IV pole containing bottles of blood.
He'd offer a 10–15 point start on a game to 21 and thrash all comers.
That means both will have to thrash through August primaries.
Did you fight for your country any the less, and thrash its enemies?
thrash that girl as if she were a bay boy, for she richly deserves it!
Hm, what satisfaction would it be to me to thrash someone that you have licked, Puss?
Did you give him over to the police, or thrash him soundly with your stick?
Why, would you believe it, I once walked twenty miles to thrash a fellow—just for fun.
Now it was a place I came to when I had a problem to thrash out.
Any man that tries to drag her into this affair will have to thrash me, or I'll thrash him, that's all.
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.
To move wildly or violently, without accomplishing anything useful. Paging or swapping systems that are overloaded waste most of their time moving data into and out of core (rather than performing useful computation) and are therefore said to thrash. Thrashing can also occur in a cache due to cache conflict or in a multiprocessor (see ping-pong).
Someone who keeps changing his mind (especially about what to work on next) is said to be thrashing. A person frantically trying to execute too many tasks at once (and not spending enough time on any single task) may also be described as thrashing.