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Synonyms for flail
fleɪl

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  1. flailverb

    Synonyms:
    thrash

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flailverb

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

  2. thrash, thresh, lam, flailverb

    give a thrashing to; beat hard

    Synonyms:
    thresh about, slam dance, mosh, run, toss, thrash, break away, run away, bat, convulse, slam, slash, jactitate, clobber, lick, hightail it, bunk, scat, scarper, fly the coop, turn tail, drub, cream, head for the hills, take to the woods, thresh, thrash about, escape, lam

  3. flail, threshverb

    move like a flail; thresh about

    "Her arms were flailing"

    Synonyms:
    toss, thresh, jactitate, lam, convulse, thrash, slash, thrash about, thresh about

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How to use flail in a sentence?

  1. John Bolte:

    But [for] someone that’s older, a couple of rib fractures, flail chest, problems breathing, pneumonia— it can really build up and cause a lot more issues.

  2. James Macdonald:

    He was starting to flail about and get extremely panicked.

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