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Definition of thrash

thrash

verb - intransitive

  • in a computer system, to be stuck performing some activity repeatedly but not making progress. (For example, moving data in and out of memory repeatedly.)

    Last edited on Jan 03 1999. Submitted by Ajit D. from San Jose, CA, USA on Jan 03 1999.

  • To move wildly or violently, without accomplishing anything useful.
    The vacation was great, but now I'm so far behind at work, I'm just thrashing.

    Last edited on Jan 03 1999. Submitted by Ajit D. from San Jose, CA, USA on Jan 03 1999.

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