thrash about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v thrash about move or stir about violently "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
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Usage

In literature:

He thrashed about futilely.
"High Dragon Bump" by Don Thompson
The huge octopus suddenly sank below them, thrashing its arms about wildly.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Massan thrashed about, trying to shake off whatever it was.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
Panicky, he thrashed about the sand scattering it into the face of the fire.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
A pair of bodies thrashed about on the ground.
"Collectivum" by Mike Lewis
Do stop thrashing about!
"The Sweet Girl Graduates" by Rea Woodman
You would have said some wayward spirit was thrashing about inside her, eternally rebelling against all government.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
His hopes and courage rose somewhat as he listened to the blinded animal thrashing about in the grass.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
The net flung into the air, snapped tight about Neilson's thrashing body!
"Stalemate" by Basil Eugene Wells
It's like a monster with a thousand separate heads cut loose to thrash about before it dies.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
I heard all about Rockley meeting Miss Claire and young Linnell thrashing him.
"The Master of the Ceremonies" by George Manville Fenn
He raced up the bank to a clump of bushes and began thrashing about in them.
"The Ledge on Bald Face" by Charles G. D. Roberts
I don't forget the day I showed you the newspaper about the English officer thrashing O'Halloran!
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Go on about your business before I put down this gun and thrash you.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
When he had thrashed me before, I knew no more about the use of my fists than a girl, and simply stood up to be knocked about.
"The Gentleman Cadet" by A.W. Drayson
They thrashed about the room.
"The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" by Richard Connell
Then you began sobbing and thrashing about.
"The Sex Life of the Gods" by Michael Knerr
The schooner pitched and thrashed about in the short, rough seas.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
It was while they thrashed about on the floor that Anthony Trent made his escape.
"Anthony Trent, Master Criminal" by Wyndham Martyn
The soldier jerked his carbine and thrashed about the breech-block with a cartridge.
"John Ermine of the Yellowstone" by Frederic Remington
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In poetry:

But now we look about and see,
That we poor blacks are not so free;
We 're whipped and thrashed about like fools,
And have no chance at common schools.
"A Song For Freedom" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Agriculture, like the rest of the world, is thrashing about in a sea of acronyms, but one in particular threatens to scuttle the boat.
This latest work created by Ross Ching and posted by Thrash Lab, an Ashton Kutcher project, write about it.
A startled San Juan Hills golf club member spotted a live shark thrashing about on the grass near the 12th tee box at around 4 p.m.
Just after we thought the Bronco's would go off to mend their wounds after that 35 point thrashing, Tim Tebow ins't quite sure about calling it a season.
Next summer for sure, and he's been talking all winter about swimming out to the boat mooring or thrashing clear across the lake like he's Michael Phelps.
Take Limp Bizkit and multiply both thrash and rap aspects of their sound by about a hundred and you'd still be nowhere close to the intensity of local band Five Foot Thick .
The thing I like most about Sylosis is how they blend old school thrash and technical death metal along the lines of Death to produce some insanely catchy tunes.
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