- 1to beat someone or something repeatedly with a stick, whip, or similar instrument
- 2to move around violently and noisily
- 3to defeat someone completely in a game or competition
Using thrash: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "thrash" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The farmer thrashed the wheat to separate the grains from the straw.
The boxer thrashed his opponent in the ring.
The storm thrashed the trees and power lines.
Our team thrashed the opposing team 5-0 in the championship game.
thrash Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using thrash
beat/thrash a dead horse
to waste time and effort on a topic that has already been resolved or that no one is interested in
We've already decided not to pursue that idea, so let's not beat a dead horse.
We need to thrash it out before we can move forward with the project.
The drowning man thrashed around in the water, trying to stay afloat.
Phrases with thrash
We need to thrash out the details of the contract before we sign it.
a subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by fast tempos, complex guitar riffs, and aggressive vocals
Slayer is one of the most influential bands in thrash metal.
The fish thrashed about on the deck of the boat.
Origins of thrash
from Old English 'þerscan', meaning 'to thresh grain'
Summary: thrash in Brief
The verb 'thrash' [θræʃ] means to beat someone or something repeatedly, move around violently and noisily, or defeat someone completely. It can refer to separating grains from straw or winning a game. Phrases like 'thrash out' and 'thrash around' denote thorough discussion or violent movement, while idioms like 'beat/thrash a dead horse' imply wasting time on a resolved topic.