Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb thresh

4 senses of thresh

Sense 1
convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate -- (move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed")
       => shake, agitate -- (move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking")

Sense 2
flail, thresh -- (move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing")
       => beat, flap -- (move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping")

Sense 3
thrash, thresh -- (beat the seeds out of a grain)
       => beat -- (hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe")

Sense 4
thrash, thresh, lam, flail -- (give a thrashing to; beat hard)
       => beat, beat up, work over -- (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students")

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