thresh about

Definitions

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

In literature:

Still threshing about in the welter of flying water, he glanced back and raised a hand in a come-ahead signal.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
He threshed about like a dying animal, trying to rise and stagger around the room.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
All she could hear was the threshing about of the brush and the sound of heavy dragging.
"Stubble" by George Looms
But the grass had not been threshed about.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Its loathsome body threshed about in the lake, throwing water far up on the beach.
"Omega, the Man" by Lowell Howard Morrow
He wallowed and threshed about like a suffering animal, beating the earth with his clenched fists, during the paroxysms of cutting, wrenching pain.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
But society learns from the threshings about of its individuals.
"Women As Sex Vendors" by R. B. Tobias
When about half way there, down the road in front of them there appeared a big threshing machine, with its engine drawing it along.
"Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm" by Helen Fuller Orton
He fell with a great roar, and began to thresh about in the bushes.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
It was threshing furiously about.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
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In news:

(slideshow) Last weekend folks here and about took a trip down memory lane at the Anderson Rock Creek Threshing and Sawing Show that included tractor parades, sawing and threshing demonstrations and even old-fashioned butter churning.
The last Threshing Bee I attended was when my family lived in Kansas about 15 years ago.
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