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noun as in flogging

noun as in threshing


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I enjoyed whipping through enemies with a flail that increases in speed and momentum the more its swung.

The firing of a new executive brought in to shake up the flailing show is getting dead-movie-star tabloid coverage.

As he performs, he can be seen flailing around on the street in front of a setting sun.

But can a 22-year-old winning formula save a flailing system?

What do you do when your political career is flailing and the election is only weeks away?

A flailing genre seems revitalized, if “revitalized” means youth, though not female, or black, or openly gay talent.

Men rushed to get away from the reach of those flailing arms.

It was like an inexpert boxer flailing according to rules unknownand Greys face flamed and actually turned anxious.

He balled his fists and hammered air like a windmill, arms flailing, striking flesh often enough to batter Larry toward the floor.

But always, when a fly was hit, his ear registered the crack of the flailing bat, and his eye followed the ascending ball.

He drove them to the sidewalk, flailing away at those within reach.

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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flailing, such as: whipping, beating, caning, flagellation, horsewhipping, and thrashing.

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