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thrash

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Verb

Infinitive
to thrash

Third person singular
thrashes

Simple past
thrashed

Past participle
-

Present participle
thrashing

to thrash (third-person singular simple present thrashes, present participle thrashing, simple past and past participle thrashed)
  1. To beat mercilessly.
  2. To defeat utterly.
  3. (software) To extensively test a software system, giving a program various inputs and observing the behavior and outputs that result.
  4. (computing) In computer architecture, to cause poor performance of a virtual memory (or paging) system.

Noun

Singular
thrash

Plural
-

thrash (-)
  1. (music) A particularly aggressive and intense form of heavy metal music with a focus on speed, technical precision, and alternate picking.

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References

  • (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) P. J. Denning. 1968. Thrashing: Its Causes and Prevention. Proceedings AFIPS,1968 Fall Joint Computer Conference, vol. 33, pp. 915-922.

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