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flail
n. an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing

Verbs (6)

flail, lam, thresh, thrash
v. give a thrashing to; beat hard
thresh, flail
v. move like a flail; thresh about; "Her arms were flailing"

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Fuzzynyms (23)

switch
n. a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
whip
n. a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
wring
v. twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid; "wring the towels"
scourge, flagellate
v. whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
shift, pitch, lurch
v. move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
writhe, worm, wrestle, squirm, wriggle, twist
v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
sway, rock
v. cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
tilt, shift, wobble, careen
v. move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
toss, flip
v. lightly throw to see which side comes up; "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"
thrash
v. beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all

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