What is another word for thresh?

Pronunciation: [θɹˈɛʃ] (IPA)

Thresh is a verb that means to separate grain from husks by beating, rubbing, or stomping. Synonyms for thresh include flail, beat, thrash, pound, and trample. Flailing is a process of separating something by striking it repeatedly with a flail, which is a tool with a handle and a freely swinging stick, while beating involves striking continuously with a heavy instrument. Thrashing and pounding involve hitting something aggressively, while trampling involves treading on something to crush or flatten it. Other synonyms for thresh include winnow, husk, sift, and separate. These words are commonly used in agriculture and food processing to describe the physical processes of separating desirable parts from undesired ones.

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What are the hypernyms for Thresh?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Thresh?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for thresh (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for thresh?

The word "thresh" refers to the process of separating grain from its husks or straw. Its antonyms are the words "combine" and "unite," which are used to bring things together as opposed to dividing them. Another antonym for "thresh" is "retain," which means to keep whole, rather than breaking or separating something. Similarly, "preserve" is another antonym for this term, as it means to maintain something in its original state. Lastly, "assemble" is also an antonym for "thresh" because it pertains to putting elements together, rather than pulling them apart.

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Usage examples for Thresh

"And now I think of it," suggested the colonel, "you will require but one stick, and that I will use and thresh the bushes while you gather the nuts.
"Her Mother's Secret"
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
But if you keep on in this strain, Mr. Titus, I shall be compelled to thresh you soundly.
"A Fool and His Money"
George Barr McCutcheon
But Elaine answered: I prefer to thresh it out....
"Swirling Waters"
Max Rittenberg

Famous quotes with Thresh

  • This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
    Jean Froissart
  • He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
    Bryant H. McGill

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