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  1. flail

    • IPA[fleɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      a threshing tool consisting of a wooden staff with a short heavy stick swinging from it.;a device similar to a flail, used as a weapon or for flogging.
    • v.
      wave or swing wildly;flounder; struggle uselessly
    • verb: flail, 3rd person present: flails, gerund or present participle: flailing, past tense: flailed, past participle: flailed

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    名詞

    • 1. a threshing tool consisting of a wooden staff with a short heavy stick swinging from it.
    • a device similar to a flail, used as a weapon or for flogging.
    • a machine having a similar action to a flail, used for threshing or slashing a flail hedge trimmer

    動詞

    • n.
      an acute chest injury in which two or more ribs become detached from the rest of the ribcage: patients with a flail chest often remain at risk for pneumonia

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      an acute chest injury in which two or more ribs become detached from the rest of the ribcage: patients with a flail chest often remain at risk for pneumonia

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[flāl]

    美式

    • n.
      a threshing tool consisting of a wooden staff with a short heavy stick swinging from it.
    • v.
      wave or swing or cause to wave or swing wildly: his arms were flailing helplessly he flailed his arms and drove her away

    Oxford American Dictionary