Definition for THRASH

THRASH, v.t. [Sax. tharscan, or therscan; G. dreschen; D. dorschen; Sw. tröska; Ice. therskia. It is written thrash or thresh. The common pronunciation is thrash.]

  1. To beat out grain from the husk with a flail; as, to thrash wheat, rye or oats.
  2. To beat Indian corn off from the cob or spike; as, to thrash maiz.
  3. To beat soundly with a stick or whip; to drub. Shak.

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