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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflailflail1 /fleΙͺl/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]MOVE/CHANGE POSITION to wave your arms or legs in an uncontrolled way πŸ”Š He flailed wildly as she tried to hold him down.flail around/about πŸ”Š James flailed about in the shallow water.2 [transitive]HIT to beat someone or something violently, usually with a stick3 [intransitive, transitive]TA to beat grain with a flailβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
flailβ€’ Again they started their wild synchronous flailing.β€’ I could not stop flailing away at the ball.β€’ Lucien made a small, indignant sound, his arms flailing before he recovered his poise.β€’ He flailed for balance with his sabre arm, then screamed because he saw the heavy sword coming at his throat.β€’ Flailing his arms, Sam nearly knocked the vase to the floor.β€’ Sonny went staggering back, arms flailing, spitting blood and fragments of teeth.β€’ Her body went rigid, her arms slapping and flailing the bed.β€’ Suddenly, the police charged down Catherine, flailing with their sticks.flail around/aboutβ€’ He burst into their midst, flailing about him with the flat of his sword as if he would hack them all apart.β€’ She is flailing about in a cultural whirlpool of conflicting expectations, standards and demands.β€’ He flailed around on the snow.β€’ It felt as though some one was pulling my lifeline away from me and I was flailing around, trying to grab hold of it.