Definitions for thrashθræʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thrash(verb)

    a swimming kick used while treading water

  2. thrash, thresh, lam, flail(verb)

    give a thrashing to; beat hard

  3. convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate(verb)

    move or stir about violently

    "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

  4. slam dance, slam, mosh, thrash(verb)

    dance the slam dance

  5. thrash(verb)

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

  6. thrash(verb)

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

    "The system is thrashing again!"

  7. thrash, thresh(verb)

    beat the seeds out of a grain

  8. cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick(verb)

    beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

    "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

Wiktionary

  1. thrash(Noun)

    A beat or blow; the sound of beating.

  2. thrash(Noun)

    A particularly aggressive and intense form of heavy metal music with a focus on speed, technical precision, and alternate picking.

  3. thrash(Verb)

    To beat mercilessly.

  4. thrash(Verb)

    To defeat utterly.

  5. thrash(Verb)

    To thresh.

  6. thrash(Verb)

    To move about wildly or violently; to flail.

  7. thrash(Verb)

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

  8. thrash(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thrash(verb)

    alt. of Thresh

  2. Thrash(verb)

    alt. of Thresh

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. thrash

    To move wildly or violently, without accomplishing anything useful. Paging or swapping systems that are overloaded waste most of their time moving data into and out of core (rather than performing useful computation) and are therefore said to thrash. Someone who keeps changing his mind (esp. about what to work on next) is said to be thrashing. A person frantically trying to execute too many tasks at once (and not spending enough time on any single task) may also be described as thrashing. Compare multitask.

Freebase

  1. Thrashing

    In computer science, thrashing occurs when a computer's virtual memory subsystem is in a constant state of paging, rapidly exchanging data in memory for data on disk, to the exclusion of most application-level processing. This causes the performance of the computer to degrade or collapse. The situation may continue indefinitely until the underlying cause is addressed. The term is also used for various similar phenomena, particularly movement between other levels of the memory hierarchy, where a process progresses slowly because significant time is being spent acquiring resources.


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