thrash out

thrash out
verb
discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement (Freq. 1)
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The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement

Syn: ↑hammer out
Hypernyms: ↑hash out, ↑discuss, ↑talk over
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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[verb]
settle, argue out, debate, discuss, have out, resolve, solve, talk over

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transitive verb
: to go over (as a problem or a disputed point) in detail with careful exploration of diverse views and possibilities for solution usually in an attempt to reach an agreement between conflicting interests

you'll have to thrash out that question among yourselves

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ˌthrash ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they thrash out he/she/it thrashes out present participle thrashing out past tense thrashed out past participle thrashed out] phrasal verb
to discuss something until you find a solution or reach an agreement

Both sides hope to thrash out an agreement by next week.

Thesaurus: to discuss somethingsynonym
Main entry: thrash

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thrash out [phrasal verb]
thrash (something) out or thrash out (something) : to talk about (something) in order to make a decision, find a solution, etc.

They had a meeting to thrash out their problems.

: to produce (something, such as an agreement or plan) by a lot of discussion

thrash out a plan

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Main Entry:thrash

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