Meaning of thresh

thresh

Pronunciation: (thresh), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to separate the grain or seeds from (a cereal plant or the like) by some mechanical means, as by beating with a flail or by the action of a threshing machine.
  2. to beat as if with a flail.
—v.i.
  1. to thresh wheat, grain, etc.
  2. to deliver blows as if with a flail.
  3. See(def. 8).
—n.
  1. the act of threshing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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