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Verb: thresh  thresh
  1. Move or stir about violently
    "The feverish patient threshed around in his bed";
    - convulse, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate
  2. Swing or move in a random unstable way
    "Her arms were threshing";
    - flail
  3. (farming) beat the seeds out of a grain
    - thrash
  4. Beat hard and repeatedly, esp. with a whip, cane, etc.
    - thrash, lam [informal], flail

Derived forms: threshed, threshes, threshing

Type of: agitate, beat, beat up, flap, shake, work over

Encyclopedia: Thresh, George