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Synonyms for flail
fleɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flail(verb)

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

  2. thrash, thresh, lam, flail(verb)

    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, thresh(verb)

    move like a flail; thresh about

    "Her arms were flailing"

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

Wiktionary

  1. flail(verb)

    Synonyms:
    thrash

How to pronounce flail?

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How to say flail in sign language?

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How to use flail in a sentence?

  1. James Macdonald:

    He was starting to flail about and get extremely panicked.

  2. 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.


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