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As noun, my foes find me traumatic

(Balls! they say - quite cinematic).

As verb, my use ain't systematic;

but phrasal, my limbs go erratic.

Very specific knowlege, thus probably unhelpful, tip (but I couldn't resist):

Why did they make ages 5 worse than 4. I can't be taking my boots on and off!

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Are you a

Flail?

Because

as a noun, you are a primitive weapon, such as a morning star
as a verb, you are waving your arms around erratically
and in a phrase "flailing your arms" your limbs move erratically

However,

I can't tie it in with the title (unless an ancient William is associated with the weapon, which I couldn't find) or the tip.

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! Want to specifically explain the "Balls" part, loved that one! Also, Wallace... $\endgroup$ – George Menoutis Jan 27 at 16:13

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