Synonyms of 'thrash'
to defeat totallyThey thrashed their opponents 5-0.
His troops defeated the opposing army.
He was easily beaten into third place.
He hammered the young left-hander in four straight sets.
tank (slang), ,
One massive assault would overwhelm the weakened enemy.
He slaughtered his opponent in three sets.
He might be able to lick us all in a fair fight.
The Norman army routed the English opposition.
The troops were severely mauled before evacuating the island.
Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.
run rings around (informal),
wipe the floor with (informal),
make mincemeat of (informal),
blow someone out of the water (slang), ,
beat someone hollow (British, informal)
to beat (someone), esp. with a stick or whipHe was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
She walloped me over the head with a cushion.
Eyewitnesses claimed he whipped the horse up to 16 times.
Is it true that she belted George in the stomach?
They leathered me because they thought I could tell them where she'd gone.
tan (slang), ,
I'll tan his backside for him.
paste (slang), ,
He never flogs his horse no matter how slowly she goes.
They were scourging him severely.
She clobbered him with a vase.
lambast(e), , ,
give someone a (good) hiding (informal), ,
take a stick to,
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
to move about in a wild mannerHe collapsed on the floor, thrashing his legs about.
See thrash something out
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in the sense of beat someone hollow
to defeat someone thoroughly
in the sense of belt
to give (someone) a sharp blowIs it true that she belted George in the stomach?
in the sense of clobber
to batterShe clobbered him with a vase.
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