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Definition of flailing

flail

verb

verb - intransitive

  • to work diligently towards a goal, but to make no progress or to perform poorly.
    The math class I'm in is too advanced. I'm doing all the homework, but I'm really flailing.
    Since he got promoted to an executive role, he's really been flailing.

    Last edited on Jun 20 2018. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 20 2018.

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Other terms relating to 'to lose, be defeated, fail':

Definitions include: anything great, cool, awesome.
Definitions include: "take a loss", i.e. to suffer a loss in a competition.
Definitions include: a total failure.
Definitions include: to fail in one's responsibilities.
Definitions include: in "professional wrestling," a wrestler who intentionally loses to improve the image of the winner.
Definitions include: a "professional wrestler" who loses matches so as to build up a featured wrestler's win/loss record and crowd appeal.
Definitions include: to make an irreparable (possibly tragic) mistake.
Definitions include: to experience traumatic physical contact with a stationary object.
Definitions include: See own.
Definitions include: to fail
Definitions include: acronym of "Biggest Beating Ever," which can refer to "beating" as in a severe physical attack, or a severe defeat e.g. in a competitive sport.
Definitions include: a defeat.
Definitions include: to stop working.
Definitions include: an instance of failure.
Definitions include: good; excellent; "cool".

Other terms relating to 'under the influence of stimulants (e.g. methamphetamines, caffeine)':

Definitions include: to be extremely excited about something.
Definitions include: energetic due to consumption of a stimulant.
Definitions include: under the influence cocaine.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of methamphetamine.
Definitions include: fatigued after amphetamine use.
Definitions include: on cocaine.
Definitions include: "cool"; "awesome"; "sweet".
Definitions include: under the influence of stimulants, e.g. caffeine or methamphetamines.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of methamphetamines.
Definitions include: injured.
Definitions include: extremely muscular.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

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Definitions include: of poor quality, displeasing.
Definitions include: a person from the rural Pine Barrens area of southeast-central and southern New Jersey.
Definitions include: general exclamation.
Definitions include: a person who is rude or aggressive when communicating electronically.
Definitions include: see leave (one) hanging.
Definitions include: to yell at.
Definitions include: when an erection is caused by usage of methamphetamines.
Definitions include: a general insult.
Definitions include: "cool", or "that's pretty cool", or "I get it."
Definitions include: to move quickly.

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