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What is another word for flails?

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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.”
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.”
To twist and turn with quick writhing movements
“I flailed around trying desperately to grab hold of something.”
To move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
Plural for a long, thin and pliant instrument used for striking or flogging
Plural for an act of flapping something, typically a wing or arm, up and down or from side to side
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