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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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Or Gerardo Ventura, 17, of Sherman Oaks, a would-be soldier with a barrel chest who never stops shuffling, never ceases flailing at some imaginary foe.
Four years later, her feel-my-pain coffee-bar confessionals and unfocused, flailing delivery are simply excruciating.
Flailing on the court, the Lakers at least can savor some good news off the court.
I was just surprised to get there and find Dawn flailing around in a lot of pain, talking and alert,'' he said.
Although Pecker promises the insanity of Waters's early titles, will his die-hard fans -- the ones who want flailing archism in every reel -- be disappointed?
When a crash impact is sensed, the air bags inflate in front of and beside the occupants to cushion their heads and upper torsos, as well as to keep their limbs from flailing excessively within the crowded cockpit environment.
Singer Thom Yorke, alternating throughout the night among piano, guitar and, at one point, tambourine, was wildly unrestrained from the start, rocking his head, undulating behind the keyboard, or simply dancing, hopping and flailing in a flurry of unabashed expression that somehow perfectly matched the moods of his songs.
Margie Gillis, rejected mistress in "The Grasshopper," hurls herself repeatedly to the ground in grief, her long red hair flailing on the floor.
But the kind of raw logi that the starry sky can represent is never quite reached by the humans that are contained within it: in Itatani's work it is the people that are finally most dissonant, bound by their bodies to lesser orders of being, flailing helplessly in worlds beyond their ken.
Combatants can punch, kick and throw other pugilists smashing through walls, flying over clifftops and flailing into shattering ice columns.
The word 'flailing' means to thrash about uncontrollably, as in arms flailing in the water.
The interlude sets the flailing and strutting of the rest of the work into nostalgic relief.
Hysterical Attack (Eyes), 2000, consists of a pair of splayed, flailing legs-cum-tentacles attached to the back of a rudimentary bentwood chair.
In the game a character named Tree Hugger is depicted as a lavender-clad sprite who prances through the forest flailing his hands and pointing out rainbows.
Like tiny submarines, some bacteria move by spinning their tails rather than flailing them about like whips.