Synonyms of thrash in English:
2 he was thrashing around in pain
flail, writhe, thresh, jerk, toss, twist, twitch
A good-ol’-boy verb from the late nineteenth century, which sounds as if it originated in the South or West, meaning decisively to beat or whip (from which it derives): Zeke, if you don't stop messin’ with them pigeons, your daddy's gonna whup your behind. In fact, whup means 'beat' in two other ways as well: 'defeat' (Boys, are we gonna whup the Tigers tomorrow? You're goddam right we are!), and, as a past participle, 'exhausted' (Southern guy walks into a bar, sits down, says, "Man, I'm whupped. Gimme some of that good beer").Jean Strouse
- 1thrash out
- 2.1 they worked to thrash out a peace agreement between the two countrieswork out, negotiate, agree on, bring about, hammer out, hammer together, hash out, produce, effect
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