transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (beat) golpear; (as punishment) azotar, darle* una paliza a they were soundly thrashed les dieron una buena palizaMore example sentences1.2 (defeat) [colloquial/familiar] [opponent] darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar], hacer* polvo [colloquial/familiar]
More example sentences
- His future father-in-law came round to dinner one evening and attempted to thrash him with a horsewhip.
- Once home, his father, a freedom fighter, thrashed him mercilessly.
- She would beat her until her arm was tired and then thrash her on the floor.
More example sentences1.3 [leg/arm/tail] sacudir
- 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.
More example sentences1.4thresh 1
- After defeating Burnley and thrashing Gillingham 7-1, the young Blues will find it much tougher at Goodison Park.
- The students of St John's College bounced back from a heavy mid-week defeat to thrash Dunnington 6-0.
- Yorkshire have so far suffered crushing defeats by Surrey and Somerset while Kent were thrashed by Hampshire in their last match.
- 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.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
noun/nombre(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]
- 1.1 countable/numerable (party) jolgorio (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], reventón (masculine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], fiestichola (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (loud music) música (feminine) estruendosa
thrash outverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (try to resolve) [problem] discutir, tratar de resolver 1.2 (agree on) [policy] llegar* a un acuerdo sobre
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