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thrash

To move wildly or violently, without accomplishing anything useful. Paging or swapping systems that are overloaded waste most of their time moving data into and out of core (rather than performing useful computation) and are therefore said to thrash. Thrashing can also occur in a cache due to cache conflict or in a multiprocessor (see ping-pong).

Someone who keeps changing his mind (especially about what to work on next) is said to be thrashing. A person frantically trying to execute too many tasks at once (and not spending enough time on any single task) may also be described as thrashing.

Compare multitask.
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Thrash told Arkansas Business the food companies make that allegation "as opposed to explaining why they misbranded the product, and why 1 they say there's no artificial flavoring when there is.
There's still some element of thrash in there but I think he prefers to sing actual notes and melodies so people are able to tell what he's saying.
Their own music is heavily influenced by 80s hardcore and thrash, obviously, and the seven songs on their incendiary debut album "Full Chill" cover subjects ranging from computer games to 80s horror films to skateboarding to partying.
A native of Griffin, Mississippi, Dox Thrash (1893-1965) left the South to pursue a career in art.
Whenever we play England, we want to thrash them and they want to thrash us," she said.
The residents had asked Thrash to issue a restraining order to prevent the event from taking place.
Dox Thrash (1893-1965) was born and raised in Griffin Ga.
The historic St Mary's Episcopal Church in Enterprise was the ideal location for the vintage wedding of Jessica Lindsey Thrash and Talbert Michael Goldman.
has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we've become accustomed to hearing.
THRASH metal pioneers Annihilator head to Birmingham next Friday where nothing less than a blistering assault on both mind and body can be expected at the Academy 2.
JOB (Kazim Cole 3) hit top form to thrash Athletic Quarry Green 10-1.