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to swing about or strike at wildly

to beat (plants) with a machine or by hand to separate the grain from the straw

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an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end

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move like a flail

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Orlando Cabrera took a ball, but instead of working the count, he flailed at the next pitch and fouled out to catcher Rod Barajas to end the threat.
She and Nunn wrapped around each other, clamped in some invisible magnetic grasp, as their limbs flailed like those of a foraging octopus.
Several adult monkeys put up fierce resistance and are flailed against tree branches or the ground until they hang limply from an attacker's powerful arms.
The Angels flailed away against an uninspiring corps of seven Texas pitchers that combined for a six-hit shutout as the Rangers beat the Angels 2-0 in front of 41,233 at Angel Stadium.
flailed for months and ultimately failed to arrest him.