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birching

See definition of birching on Dictionary.com
  • as inthrash
  • as inwhip
  • as inthresh

synonyms for birching

  • beat up
  • clobber
  • crush
  • defeat
  • maul
  • overwhelm
  • paste
  • pummel
  • rout
  • spank
  • trounce
  • whip
  • batter
  • belabor
  • belt
  • birch
  • buffet
  • bury
  • cane
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • flagellate
  • flog
  • jerk
  • kill
  • lambaste
  • lick
  • murder
  • pelt
  • pitch
  • pound
  • punish
  • rush
  • scourge
  • seesaw
  • slaughter
  • stir
  • strike
  • surge
  • tan
  • thresh
  • toss
  • trash
  • trim
  • wallop
  • wax
  • writhe
  • tan one's hide
  • toss and turn
  • work over
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antonyms for birching

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  • encourage
  • inspirit
  • lose
  • surrender
  • bear
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • create
  • give birth
  • guard
  • praise
  • protect
  • tap
  • lose
  • surrender
  • protect
  • praise
  • compliment
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How to use birching in a sentence

The cadets were called to divisions, and the culprits, four or five in number, received then and there a good birching.
THE STORY OF THE "BRITANNIA"E. P. STATHAM
The Chief was too utterly fed up to do anything; moreover, he saw that a birching would do Gordon no good.
THE LOOM OF YOUTHALEC WAUGH
Without any hearing I was adjudged guilty, and promptly subjected to the punishment of the day—a good birching.
A LABRADOR DOCTORWILFRED THOMASON GRENFELL
At the door of a schoolmaster was the not very tempting sign of a boy receiving a good birching.
THE HISTORY OF SIGNBOARDSJACOB LARWOOD
Those were the good old days of birching, and yes, Mr. Morris had caught it.
DEERING OF DEALLATTA GRISWOLD
The birching, bad as it had been, was redoubled in intensity.
THE SECRETS OF A SAVOYARDHENRY A. LYTTON
Horse′woman, a woman who rides on horseback; Hors′iness; Hors′ing, birching a schoolboy mounted on another's back.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 2 OF 4: E-M)VARIOUS
Also, see that you yourself don't go into the storeroom, or I will give you a birching that you won't care for.
DEAD SOULSNIKOLAI VASILIEVICH GOGOL
You may not believe it, but the governor actually horsed me and gave me a birching; and the diamonds were locked up from that day.
THE LAUGHING MILL AND OTHER STORIESJULIAN HAWTHORNE
They have not as much as had a birching; and I say that the college masters ought to be hooted.
THE CHANNINGSMRS. HENRY WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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