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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. The fox thrashed about trying to get free from the trap.
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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. The fox thrashed around trying to get free from the trap.
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thrash out

To engage in a thorough discussion in order to determine a solution to a problem. A noun or pronoun can be used between "thrash" and "out." 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 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]
See also: out, thrash

thrash out

v.
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
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The footage showed a police constable thrashing the woman who was holding a baby on her arms and crying for help.
'It is also reported that the thrashing took place right in front of senior police officers.
Earlier on September 25, a video of a school principal thrashing a young student in Chakwal school had gone viral, drawing backlash of social media users who called for severe punitive measures for the academician.
Lahore -- A PML-N supporter received a thrashing at the hands of Nawaz Sharif's security team after his attempted hand-shake on Monday.
In a post on the charity's Facebook page, the rescuers said: "We were terrified when we tried to cut the rope, as she was thrashing and trying to bite us.
in New Delhi THE Delhi Police has registered a case against a woman and four miscreants for allegedly thrashing school children and teachers in north- east Delhi on Wednesday.
May: Sunderland clinch the Championship title by wrapping up their campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Luton.
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A steam-driven tractor is used to run a thrashing machine in this undated photograph.
In a video, people can be seen thrashing Venkat for his alleged misdemeanours.
The footage showed the lawyers thrashing two wardens later identified as Nadeem Ahmad and Mohammad Ramzan.