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Verb
Present participle 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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Present participle for wave or swing wildly
“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for fall, move, or hang in a loose and ungainly way
Noun
A beating consisting of lashes, such as a whipping or scourging
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Noun
An act of flapping or waving, usually quickly and irregularly
Noun
Act of removing grain or seeds from hulls or husks
Adjective
Characterized by a tendency to flutter
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