thrash out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v thrash out discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement "The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement"
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Usage

In literature:

I suppose that you have a lot of things to thrash out, so you may as well start now.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
The corn thrashed out is cleared away by the men, others winnow it, others heap it, others supply fresh layers.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
The men next thrash out the grain with long, thin flails.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
That's what I want to thrash out.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Since then I have thrashed this miserable thing out in every way that I can think of.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
Their thrashing bodies streamed out behind it.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
But there you trespass upon that old question that the Doctor and Amos Adams have thrashed out so long.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
What you say of the Engineers is fresh to me, and must be well thrashed out.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
My thrashing right arm pretty near knocked her buck teeth out, and she retreated from my nervous system.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
Hector pulled out his own sword and thrashed at the nearest rider.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
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In poetry:

I have seen him some poor ancient thrashing
Into something (God save us!) more dry,
With the Water of Life itself washing
The life out of earth, sea, and sky.
"The Flying Dutchman" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

We pick 2 bands that you love and let yall thrash it out either by twitter, facebook or the our hotline number.
After an insanely long campaign season, debates are the first opportunity we get to see Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on the same stage, thrashing out their differences in real time.
Honestly, I think they're one of the most unique bands out there with a perfect blend of thrash, death metal and prog.
Canadian rock group thrashes out on the island.
Cameron to Meet Merkel to Thrash Out EU Budget Differences.
INTERVIEWS See Death From Above 1979 Thrash Out New Songs on Tour.
Stocks were inching lower on Wall Street Friday as lawmakers seek to thrash out a budget agreement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are ending little changed as lawmakers work to thrash out a budget agreement.
Instead, a select group of players sat down face-to-face with a handful of team owners to try and thrash out an agreement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging down in midday trading on Wall Street as lawmakers seek to thrash out a budget agreement.
From Pop Rock to Iggy Pop, Thrash to Glam with some old school punk on the side, Amy will knock out your night with an intense combo of rock from yesterday and today.
Long-running Italian death-thrash band Necrodeath have announced their definitive retrospective CD, The Age of Fear, which is due out in North America on June 14 via Scarlet Records.
As Tommy Craggs at Deadspin has pointed out, this has been a rather terrific NBA Finals, and with last night's Lakers thrashing of the Celtics, we're getting the game seven we deserve.
Stocks are edging down in midday trading on Wall Street as lawmakers seek to thrash out a budget agreement.
Music rang out, sang out and thrashed out around town Saturday.
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