argue out, debate, discuss, have out, resolve, settle, solve, talk over
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thrash ( thrashes plural & 3rd person present) ( thrashing present participle) ( thrashed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If one player or team thrashes another in a game or contest, they defeat them easily or by a large score.
Second-placed Rangers thrashed St Johnstone 5-nil. V n amount, Also V n
2 verb If you thrash someone, you hit them several times as a punishment.
`Liar!' Sarah screamed, as she thrashed the child. `You stole it.' V n
3 verb If someone thrashesabout, or thrashes their arms or legs about, they move in a wild or violent way, often hitting against something. You can also say that someone's arms or legs thrashabout.
Many of the crew died a terrible death as they thrashed about in shark-infested waters... V adv/prep
Jimmy collapsed on the floor, thrashing his legs about like an injured racehorse. V n adv/prep
4 verb If a person or thing thrashes something, or thrashesat something, they hit it continually in a violent or noisy way.
...a magnificent paddle-steamer on the mighty Mississippi, her huge wheel thrashing the muddy water... V n
Three shaggy-haired men thrash tunelessly at their guitars. V at n
1 phrasal verb If people thrash out something such as a plan or an agreement, they decide on it after a great deal of discussion.
The foreign ministers have thrashed out a suitable compromise formula... V P n (not pron)
2 phrasal verb If people thrash out a problem or a dispute, they discuss it thoroughly until they reach an agreement.
...a sincere effort by two people to thrash out differences about which they have strong feelings. V P n (not pron), Also V n P
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