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Definition of thrum:

  1. A mat made of canvas and tufts of yarn.
  2. A shove out of place; a small displacement or fault along a seam.
  3. A threadlike part of a flower; a stamen.
  4. Any coarse yarn; an unraveled strand of rope.
  5. Hence, to drum on; to strike in a monotonous manner; to thrum the table.
  6. Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as, to thrum on a table.
  7. One of the ends of weaver's threads; hence, any soft, short threads or tufts resembling these.
  8. To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe.
  9. To insert short pieces of rope- yarn or spun yarn in; as, to thrum a piece of canvas, or a mat, thus making a rough or tufted surface.
  10. To play rudely or monotonously on a stringed instrument with the fingers; to strum.
  11. To play, as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous manner.

Synonyms:

grind away, get up, beat up, stick, ticktack, outwit, dumbfound, shell, gravel, tick, beat, scramble, circumvent, stupefy, amaze, exhaust, puzzle, beat out, mystify, swot up, crush, seethe, vanquish, outsmart, bone, vex, ticktock, pound, pulsate, flummox, outfox, mug up, drum, work over, baffle, tucker out, thump, wash up, perplex, overreach, strum, bewilder, pose, flap, get, bone up, bunk, hum, tucker, trounce, quiver, cram, swot, nonplus.

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