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Synonyms of thrash in English:


  • 1 she thrashed him across the head and shoulders
    North American bullwhip
    informalgive someone a hiding, tan someone's hide, lather, paste, take a strap to, beat the living daylights out of
    North American informalwhale
    archaicswitch, stripe, thong
  • 2 informal Newcastle were thrashed 8–1 by the Czech team
    trounce, beat hollow, defeat utterly, rout, annihilate, triumph over, win a resounding victory over, be victorious over, crush, overwhelm, best, get the better of, worst, bring someone to their knees
    informallick, hammer, clobber, paste, pound, pulverize, crucify, demolish, destroy, drub, give someone a drubbing, cane, walk all over, wipe the floor with, give someone a hiding, take to the cleaners, blow someone out of the water, make mincemeat of, murder, massacre, slaughter, flatten, turn inside out, tank
    British informalstuff, marmalize
    North American informalblow out, cream, shellac, skunk, slam
    US informalown
  • 3 he lay on the ground thrashing around in pain
  • Phrases

    thrash something out

  • 1 it is essential that conflicting views are heard and thrashed out
    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, sift
  • 2 they spent much of the weekend trying to thrash out an agreement
    produce, come to a decision on, work out, form a resolution about, negotiate, agree on, bring about, complete, accomplish, carry through, effect
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