Definition of thresh in English:

thresh

Syllabification: thresh
Pronunciation: /THreSH
 
/

verb

[with object]
1Separate grain from (a plant), typically with a flail or by the action of a revolving mechanism: machinery that can reap and thresh corn in the same process (as noun threshing) farm workers started the afternoon’s threshing
More example sentences
  • When they had secured Charles's crops, and threshed his corn, the only thing remaining to them was to return home.
  • Yields for dryland crops will be low, making it difficult to keep enough material flowing into the combine to effectively thresh the crop without excessive damage to kernels and beans.
  • The hired girls especially identify with the plough; they all had to help their families with the farms: herding cattle, growing crops, and threshing wheat.
2 variant spelling of thrash.

Origin

Old English therscan, later threscan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dorsen and German dreschen. Compare with thrash.

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