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thrash

Pronunciation: /θræʃ/

Translation of thrash in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (beat) golpear; (as punishment) azotar, darle* una paliza a they were soundly thrashed les dieron una buena paliza
    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.
    1.2 (defeat) [colloquial/familiar] [opponent] darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar], hacer* polvo [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 [leg/arm/tail] sacudir
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.4thresh 1

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • thrash (around o about)

    revolverse*, retorcerse*; (in mud, water) revolcarse*

noun/nombre

(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

thrash out

verb + 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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