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Verb
To lash or strike repeatedly, especially with a long pliable instrument
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“She flailed her fists at him and he struck her back hard.”
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Wave or swing wildly
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“He began to flail his arms wildly and they hit me a couple times before I sat up and sat on his stomach and quickly pinned his arms down so that he wouldn't hurt himself or me anymore.”
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To move in a violent and convulsive way
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“I flailed around trying desperately to grab hold of something.”
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A whip used as an instrument of punishment
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A state of agitation; a panic
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