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thrash about

To move or flail about restlessly, wildly, or violently. The poor kid is in such pain with his toothache that he's been thrashing about in bed all night. Be careful when you grab the fox—they tend to thrash about when they're frightened.
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thrash around

To move or flail around restlessly, wildly, or violently. The poor kid is in such pain with his toothache that he's been thrashing around in bed all night. Be careful when you grab the fox—they tend to thrash around when they're frightened.
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thrash (something) out

To engage in a thorough discussion in order to find a solution to a problem. We had to stay an extra two hours thrashing this issue out. We're organizing a committee to thrash out the homelessness crisis in the city.
See also: out, thrash

thrash around

to move about restlessly or violently. Settle down and stop thrashing around. Timmy thrashed around all night when he had the high fever.
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thrash something out

Fig. to discuss something thoroughly and solve any problems. The committee took hours to thrash the whole matter out. John and Anne thrashed out the reasons for their constant disagreements.
See also: out, thrash

thrash something out of someone

Lit. to beat something out of someone. The sheriff really wanted to thrash the truth out of Tex, but that is illegal. Max wanted to know where the money was hidden and he tried to thrash it out of Lefty.
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thrash about

Also, thrash around. Move wildly or violently, as in He thrashed about all night, unable to sleep, or The fish thrashed around on the dock, so Meg threw it back in the water. [Mid-1800s]
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thrash out

Discuss fully, especially to resolve a problem, as in We'll just have to thrash out our ideas about where to go on vacation. [Late 1800s]
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thrash out

1. To discuss or examine something fully: The committee thrashed out the new budget. The politician thrashed the issue out with her advisers.
2. To come to some agreement or solution through intense debate: The two sides finally thrashed out a compromise. The defense thrashed a deal out with the prosecution.
See also: out, thrash

thrash on someone

in. to scold, criticize, or berate someone. She’s always thrashing on her roommate.
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Our facilities are pretty good right now," Thrasher said.
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This effort resulted in the very first Elders Conference, now an annual event at Trent, which Elder Thrasher participates in each year.
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Thrasher was banned from driving for 12 months and fined pounds 100 for careless driving, pounds 75 for no insurance and pounds 35 for driving without a licence, plus pounds 45 court costs, together with pounds 300 compensation.
While her course was not geared specifically to lesbians, or even women, Thrasher says that a lot of women were interested in her expertise and she hung out mostly with the female graduate students and female professors.
Perkins and longtime friend Khalid Reede Jones, the COO and general counsel of Thrasher Funds, had been pursuing the idea of an investment firm geared toward young people for years.
Thrasher had to negotiate the demands of his lawyer who intended to use the original manuscript in the author's defence, his editors who wanted the narrative to conform to certain standards of autobiography, and an intended Inuit audience far removed from the site of composition.
After leaving Warners in 1979, he formed Ed Thrasher and Associates ad company that created art for films including Prince's "Purple Rain" and Mel Gibson's "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
It's one step better than film school," adds Thrasher, "because you learn business protocol along with the creative process.
The paper's advisor, Bonnie Thrasher, said 3,000 more copies of the issue were reprinted in order to replenish campus newsstands, costing the paper $510.
The intruders, Jonathan Lowe and Robert Thrasher, then broke into a locked bedroom and demanded money from the two unidentified residents who had taken refuge there.
A Fred Meyer official said Thrasher is retiring and will be active in volunteer work.
Glendale local and long-time Hooters fan Todd Thrasher wins grand prize