Definition of thresh in English:
- 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.
thrash from (Old English):
Thrash and thresh are variant forms of the same Old English word. The Germanic root sense was probably ‘to tramp with the feet’. Thrash was used for treading out corn by men or oxen; when beating with a flail replaced treading, thresh was restricted to producing grain, and thrash extended to more generalized notions of knocking, beating, and striking. In threshold (Old English) the first element is related to thresh in the Germanic sense ‘tread’, but the origin of the second element remains unknown.
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