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1An act of physically beating someone; a beating.‘a sound thrashing might teach the individual to refrain from complaining’
beating, flogging, whipping, horsewhipping, scourging, lashing, flagellation, caning, belting, leatheringView synonyms
- ‘Little Maddie had to be rescued from her mother's thrashing lest she be injured.’
2A heavy defeat of a sporting opponent.‘the thrashings administered by Celtic to Aberdeen’
crushing defeat, overwhelming defeat, beating, trouncing, walloping, thumping, battering, routView synonyms
- ‘The victory was a welcome relief for the Rhinos who suffered a 56-10 thrashing at the hands of St Helens last week.’
- ‘Greengates Albion picked themselves up from a disappointing result last week with a 5-1 thrashing of Windmill.’
- ‘The Reds had clocked up what was then their biggest ever win by thrashing Gateshead 90-12 on Wednesday.’
- ‘However there seems little benefit in Australia thrashing a Zimbabwean team, weakened by the absence of all its best players.’
- ‘The result was a sound thrashing in seven of the eight games.’
- ‘Spartak served notice early with a 4-1 thrashing of Arsenal.’
- ‘Cracknell is alluding to the shockwaves sent out by the pair's thrashing in Milan.’
- ‘He followed up his win over top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero in the last round with a 6-2 6-1 thrashing of Arazi.’
- ‘West Bowling A handed out a 56-4 thrashing at bottom club Rotherham.’
- ‘Stretford kept themselves in the title race with a comprehensive 83-run thrashing of Westleigh.’
- ‘Fullback Percy Montgomery spearheaded the Stormers to a 40-13 thrashing of the Hurricanes in a Super 12 rugby match here last night.’
- ‘The team managed to be in focus for a final berth till that thrashing by Australia, which won 8-3.’
- ‘Favourites Den Bosch from the Netherlands retained the championship with a 8-2 thrashing of Ukrainian side Kolos Borispol.’
- ‘Meanwhile Chelsea have transformed themselves from the one-nil kings to thrashing teams like the Arsenal of old.’
- ‘A lack of inside toughness was exposed in a 26-point thrashing by the Blazers last week.’
- ‘Britain's tour ended with a 7-2 thrashing by Argentina.’
- ‘In international football Germany prepare for Euro 2004 with an embarrassing 5-1 thrashing by Romania.’
- ‘They have been boosted by three wins in their last four games, notably the 4-1 thrashing of fellow strugglers Ipswich.’
- ‘Ashley Giles is confident that England will recover from the thrashing.’
- ‘G'day, Robbo - last time I had the pleasure of speaking to you, we were thrashing you Poms at the cricket.’
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