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Synonyms for flail

Synonyms for flail

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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Instead, these are people who are flailing around without an effective asset allocation strategy in place.
After a year of political gridlock, ranging from Mexican President Vicente Fox's flailing on reform to Argentine President Eduardo Duhalde's scrambling to restore solvency, many people have grown weary.
In his case, freezing was far more effective than flailing.
The testers do simple things, such as gently rolling a puppy onto its back for 30 seconds, and then use a standardized scale to score the puppy's reactions, such as flailing or lying limp and avoiding eye contact.
Not so daughter Christie, who is widely credited with turning around her father's flailing empire.
Management treatments included (i) removal of straw by baling (Bale); (ii) baling straw, followed by flail chopping the remaining stubble with a rotary scythe, with removal by a needle-nose rake (Rake); (iii) baling, followed by chopping and removal of residue by a vacuum-sweeper (Vacuum), (iv) flailing three times with no removal of residue (Flail 3X), and (v) open-field burning.
Hundreds of them slap the sky screeching flailing and
There have been significant fluctuations in pub attendance due to the smoking ban and more pubs are serving food to counteract flailing demand.
His life is a constant, hilarious struggle to fit into human society as he destroy everything in his wake with his flailing tentacles.
STOKE assistant manager Dave Kemp believes it was an injustice for defender Robert Huth to be banned for "a flailing arm" while Wigan's Callum McManaman escaped with a horror tackle.
Imran Tahir, undaunted by his wretched first-innings dismissal, flailed his first ball for four and flailed on to 28 before flailing Alfonso Thomas to deep point.
Then again, the story's deficiencies do go some way in explaining all the flailing by Walters and Linney.
In the wild and crazy jitterbug, a woman gives the guy a kick in the seal that sends him splatting to the ground; another man carries a woman kicking and flailing until she drops low, only to somersault over him a second later.
If photography is our view into history, it is often like flailing in a dark room; we see only shadows and shapes.
A talk show featuring a Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star may take over for the flailing Dr.