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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To move or wave about.

Usage examples (30)
  • The campers had to flail their arms to ward off the swarm of insects.
  • When we thresh our corn, the flail is the final cause of the separation of the grain.
  • The scythe, the sickle, and the flail were the same as their forbears had used for centuries.
  • I think the responses by the McCain camp highlighted by Eric above are the dictionary definition of "flail" ... and pathetic. for more
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