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verb     thrash pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlethrashing
past tensethrashed
past participlethrashed
  1. 2
    [transitive] to hit someone hard several times, especially as a punishment
  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to move in a violent uncontrolled way, or to make part of your body move in this way
    thrash around/about:

    His body began to thrash around wildly.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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