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Definition of "thrashing" []

  • A severe beating. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thrashing" in a sentence
  • "Utah hasn't lost since receiving a 20-point thrashing from the Warriors in Oakland three weeks ago, and the Jazz hung on in the rematch with defense."
  • "A thrashing, is a thrashing, is a thrashing ........"
  • "Of course by banning the public at large from recording acts of violence would also make it illegal to record acts such as Rodney King getting a thrashing from the police."