Definitions for "Thrashing"
A condition in a virtual storage system where an excessive proportion of CPU time is spent moving data between main and auxiliary storage.
a situation in which garbage collection occurs frequently because the amount of available memory is small.
An excessive amount of disk activity in a virtual memory system, to the point where the system is spending all its time swapping pages in and out of memory, and no time executing the application. Thrashing can be caused when poor system configuration creates a swap file that is too small, or when insufficient memory is installed in the computer. Increasing the size of the swap file and adding memory are the best ways to reduce thrashing.
heavy and prolonged flogging or flagellation.
Keywords:  defeat, sound
a sound defeat
Methods of removing grain from straw manually or mainly mechanical now in a thrashing drum
the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
a. & n. from Thrash, v.