Synonyms for thresh

Synonyms for (verb) thresh

Synonyms: flail, lam, thrash, thresh

Definition: give a thrashing to; beat hard

Similar words: work over, beat, beat up

Definition: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

Usage: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night; The teacher used to beat the students


Synonyms: thrash, thresh

Definition: beat the seeds out of a grain

Similar words: beat

Definition: hit repeatedly

Usage: beat on the door; beat the table with his shoe


Synonyms: thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss, slash, convulse, jactitate

Definition: move or stir about violently

Usage: The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Similar words: shake, agitate

Definition: move or cause to move back and forth

Usage: The chemist shook the flask vigorously; My hands were shaking


Synonyms: thresh, flail

Definition: move like a flail; thresh about

Usage: Her arms were flailing

Similar words: beat, flap

Definition: move with a flapping motion

Usage: The bird's wings were flapping