Verb. Randomly and/or thoughtlessly mouse-clicking on anything and everything within a certain field, with a view to either producing a desired result, or just to maintain a certain level of interest. Esp. trying to progress through or maintain enjoyment of an adventure game by randomly clicking on any and all hot spots in the environment, rather than applying considered, logical thought.
Clicking on hot spots, hypertext or hyperlinks at random so as to produce a new or desired result.
When he caught himself thrashing he realised it was time to turn the game off and get some sleep.
No matter how much he thrashed he couldn't solve the puzzle.
"Stop thrashing" she said, "it won't get you any further through the game".