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English Dictionary: thresh by the DICT Development Group
4 results for thresh
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
    Synonym(s): convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate
  2. move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"
    Synonym(s): flail, thresh
  3. beat the seeds out of a grain
    Synonym(s): thrash, thresh
  4. give a thrashing to; beat hard
    Synonym(s): thrash, thresh, lam, flail
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrash \Thrash\, Thresh \Thresh\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Thrashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrashing}.] [OE.
      [thorn]reschen, [thorn]reshen, to beat, AS. [thorn]erscan,
      [thorn]rescan; akin to D. dorschen, OD. derschen, G.
      dreschen, OHG. dreskan, Icel. [thorn]reskja, Sw. tr[94]ska,
      Dan. t[91]rske, Goth. [thorn]riskan, Lith. traszketi to
      rattle, Russ. treskate to burst, crackle, tresk' a crash,
      OSlav. troska a stroke of lighting. Cf. {Thresh}.]
      1. To beat out grain from, as straw or husks; to beat the
            straw or husk of (grain) with a flail; to beat off, as the
            kernels of grain; as, to thrash wheat, rye, or oats; to
            thrash over the old straw.
                     The wheat was reaped, thrashed, and winnowed by
                     machines.                                          --H. Spencer.
      2. To beat soundly, as with a stick or whip; to drub.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrash \Thrash\, Thresh \Thresh\, v. t.
      1. To practice thrashing grain or the like; to perform the
            business of beating grain from straw; as, a man who
            thrashes well.
      2. Hence, to labor; to toil; also, to move violently.
                     I rather would be M[91]vius, thrash for rhymes, Like
                     his, the scorn and scandal of the times. --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thresh \Thresh\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Threshed}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Threshing}.]
      Same as {Thrash}.
               He would thresh, and thereto dike and delve. --Chaucer.
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