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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for twist and turn with quick writhing movements
“I flailed around trying desperately to grab hold of something.”
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Past tense for to move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
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Past tense for fall, move, or hang in a loose and ungainly way
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