Thrash vs. Trash

Thrash vs. Trash — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Thrash and Trash

Thrashverb

To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.

Trashnoun

Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish.

Thrashverb

To strike violently; batter

winds that thrashed the boat.

Trashnoun

A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded

threw the wrapper in the trash.

Thrashverb

To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail

The alligator thrashed its tail.

Trashnoun

Something considered worthless or of inferior quality, such as a piece of writing.

Thrashverb

To defeat soundly or decisively.

Trashnoun

Disparaging, often abusive speech about a person or group.

Thrashverb

To thresh (grain).

Trashnoun

A person or group of people regarded as worthless or contemptible.

Thrashverb

To sail (a boat) against opposing winds or tides.

Trashnoun

Something broken off or removed to be discarded, especially plant trimmings.

Thrashverb

To move wildly or violently

squirrels thrashing about in a cage.

Trashnoun

The refuse of sugarcane after extraction of the juice.

Thrashverb

To strike or flail.

Trashverb

To throw away; discard

trashed the broken toaster.

Thrashverb

To thresh.

Trashverb

To damage or wreck, as by vandalism

The house got trashed during the party.

Thrashverb

To sail against opposing tides or winds.

Trashverb

To criticize severely or attack verbally

The film was trashed by reviewers.

Thrashnoun

The act or an instance of thrashing

"We sat on, listening to the thrash of night trees" (Roger Angell).

Trashverb

To remove twigs or branches from (a tree, for example).

Thrashnoun

(Music) See speed metal.

Trashverb

To cut off the outer leaves of (growing sugarcane).

Thrashverb

To beat mercilessly.

Trashnoun

Useless things to be discarded; rubbish; refuse.

Thrashverb

To defeat utterly.

Trashnoun

A container into which things are discarded.

Thrashverb

To thresh.

Trashnoun

Something worthless or of poor quality.

Thrashverb

To move about wildly or violently; to flail; to labour.

Trashnoun

People of low social status or class. See, for example, white trash or Eurotrash.

Thrashverb

(software) To extensively test a software system, giving a program various inputs and observing the behavior and outputs that result.

Trashnoun

A fan who is excessively obsessed with their fandom and its fanworks.

I am Harry Potter trash.

Thrashverb

(computing) In computer architecture, to cause poor performance of a virtual memory (or paging) system.

Trashnoun

(computing) Temporary storage on disk for files that the user has deleted, allowing them to be recovered if necessary.

Thrashnoun

(countable) A beat or blow; the sound of beating.

Trashnoun

A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.

Thrashnoun

a swimming kick used while treading water

Trashverb

(US) To discard.

Thrashverb

give a thrashing to; beat hard

Trashverb

(US) To make into a mess.

The burglars trashed the house.

Thrashverb

move or stir about violently;

The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Trashverb

(US) To beat soundly in a game.

Thrashverb

dance the slam dance

Trashverb

(US) To disrespect someone or something

Thrashverb

beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all

Trashverb

To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop.

to trash the rattoons of sugar cane

Thrashverb

move data into and out of core rather than performing useful computation;

The system is thrashing again!

Trashverb

To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.

Thrashverb

beat the seeds out of a grain

Trashverb

To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.

Thrashverb

beat thoroughly in a competition or fight;

We licked the other team on Sunday!

Trashnoun

worthless material that is to be disposed of

Trashnoun

worthless people

Trashnoun

nonsensical talk or writing

Trashnoun

amphetamine used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Trashverb

dispose of (something useless or old);

trash these old chairsjunk an old carscrap your old computer

Trashverb

express a totally negative opinion of;

The critics panned the performance