Synonyms of thrashing


1. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, defeat, licking

usage: a sound defeat

2. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking, corporal punishment

usage: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


1. thrash, thresh, lam, flail, beat, beat up, work over

usage: give a thrashing to; beat hard

2. convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate, shake, agitate

usage: move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

3. slam dance, slam, mosh, thrash, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: dance the slam dance

4. thrash, beat, pound, thump

usage: beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all

5. thrash, swap

usage: move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation; "The system is thrashing again!"

6. thrash, thresh, beat

usage: beat the seeds out of a grain

7. cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

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Definition and meaning of thrashing (Dictionary)