AskDefine | Define thrash

Dictionary Definition

thrash n : a swimming kick used while treading water


1 give a thrashing to; beat hard [syn: thresh, lam, flail]
2 move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed" [syn: convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate]
3 dance the slam dance [syn: slam dance, slam, mosh]
4 beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
5 move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation; "The system is thrashing again!"
6 beat the seeds out of a grain [syn: thresh]
7 beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: bat, clobber, drub, lick]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To beat mercilessly.
  2. To defeat utterly.


  1. A particularly aggressive and intense form of heavy metal music with a focus on speed, technical precision, and alternate picking.


Extensive Definition

Thrash may refer to:
In music:
thrash in German: Thrash

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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