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thrash out

argue out, debate, discuss, have out, resolve, settle, solve, talk over  
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  ( 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  
    thrashing   thrash out         
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.       (=hammer out)  
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.       (=hammer out)  
...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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