Definición de thrash en inglés:


Saltos de línea: thrash
Pronunciación: /θraʃ


[with object]
  • 2 [no object] Move in a violent and convulsive way: he lay on the ground thrashing around in pain [with object]: she thrashed her arms, attempting to swim
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    • A few hours later, he began thrashing about in a seizure so violent that he dislocated his shoulder.
    • Convulsions took him over and he was thrashing, shaking, screaming, but he didn't know it.
    • He hissed in my ear as I thrashed about in the tight circle of his arms.
  • 2.1 (thrash around) Struggle in a desperate or unfocused way to do something: two months of thrashing around on my own have produced nothing
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    • The Government keeps thrashing around for that magic bullet, desperate to eliminate this crisis once and for all.
    • Cricket attendances are in decline and the sport is thrashing around desperately for a solution.
    • So it seems to me he should be out there, front and center, especially at time when the administration has been sort of thrashing around for a spokesman to put out there to talk about the domestic threat.
  • 2.2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] informal Move in a fast or uncontrolled way: I wrench the steering wheel back and thrash on up the hill
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    • As their fins thrashed through the water in fast pursuit, I saw the whale shark descend rapidly to the depths.
    • It's nice to think of them picturing Father Christmas and his sleigh whooshing across frosty rooftops, as opposed to me thrashing my way around a soulless out-of-town shopping centre.


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  • 1 [usually in singular] A violent or noisy movement of beating or thrashing: the thrash of the waves
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    • It was a brief but animated struggle, the flex of the rod and the 6-pound-test line absorbing the runs, thrashes and splashes of the creature that had been hiding in ambush in the roots of the cypress tree.
  • 1.1 informal A fast and exciting motor race or other sporting event: crews assembled in Richmond town square to tackle the 120-mile thrash
  • 2British informal A party, especially a loud or lavish one: Henry’s charity ball had been one hell of a thrash
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    • Meanwhile the players dressed to thrill when they turned out for their thrash at the hotel following their 1-0 win.
  • 3A short, fast, loud piece or passage of rock music: after all those twelve-bar thrashes, my fingers were blistered
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    • The best stuff is from the early seventies, when the murky, basic production and tight rhythm section set up a selection of exciting guitar thrashes.
    • There are some explosive stop-start punky thrashes that sound like Pavement at warp-speed.
  • 3.1 (also thrash metal) [mass noun] A style of fast, loud, harsh-sounding rock music, combining elements of punk and heavy metal: [as modifier]: a grungy thrash band
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    • There are also elements of thrash metal, cock rock and pop punk.
    • It involves him playing loud thrash metal music late at night, or joining a group of Dublin youngsters in a joy-riding escapade.
    • Neither is formal beauty a universally shared musical value, as much as film music or thrash metal are deliberately ugly.

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thrash something out

Discuss something frankly and thoroughly, especially to reach a decision: it is essential that conflicting views are heard and thrashed out
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  • We needed to thrash those issues out.
  • And, in the weeks and months that followed, the pros and cons were thrashed out and re-examined and discussed and analysed until there was nothing left to say.
  • Guys are willing to thrash things out with each other when there are conflicts.
resolve, settle, sort out, straighten out, iron out, reconcile, disentangle, clarify, clear up, talk through, confer about, debate, exchange views on/about, chew over, air, ventilate, argue out, argue the pros and cons of; go into, deal with, handle, pursue, examine, explore, review, study, scrutinize, analyse, weigh up, siftproduce, come to a decision on, work out, form a resolution about, negotiate, agree on, bring about, complete, accomplish, carry through, effect


Old English, variant of thresh (an early sense). Current senses of the noun date from the mid 19th century.

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