thrashing

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈθɹæʃɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æʃɪŋ

VerbEdit

thrashing

  1. present participle of thrash

NounEdit

thrashing (plural thrashings)

  1. Action of the verb to thrash.
    the thrashings of a fish on a hook
  2. A beating, especially a severe one.
  3. (slang) A heavy defeat.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban (in The Guardian, 6 September 2013)[1]
      Now Hodgson just has to work out a makeshift forward line against a Ukraine team who warmed up for Tuesday by doling out the obligatory thrashing to San Marino, knocking in four goals by half-time and another five in the second half.
  4. (computing) Excessive paging within virtual storage.
  5. (dance) Slam dancing.
  6. (colloquial) Threshing. (of cereal crop, etc)

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