throe

  1. severe spasm of pain
  2. hard or painful trouble or struggle

Throe

• (v. i.) To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize. • (n.) A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow. • (n.) Extreme pain; violent pang; anguish; agony; especially, one of the pangs of travail in childbirth, or purturition. • (v. t.) To put in agony.
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throe

1. Extreme pain; violent pang; anguish; agony; especially, one of the pangs of travail in childbirth, or purturition. 'Prodogious motion felt, and rueful throes.' (Milton) ... 2. A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow. ... Origin: OE. Rowe, rave, AS. Rea a threatening, oppression, suffering, perhaps influenced by Icel. Ra a throe, a pang, ...
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Throe

Throe intransitive verb To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize.
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Throe

Throe noun [ Middle English þrowe , þrawe , Anglo-Saxon þreá a threatening, oppression, suffering, perhaps influenced by Icelandic þrā a throe, a pang, a longing; confer Anglo-Saxon þreowian to suffer.] 1. Extreme pain; v...
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Throe

Throe transitive verb To put in agony. [ R.] Shak.
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throe

throe, throes 1. A violent spasm or pang; paroxysm. 2. A sharp attack of emotion. 3. Any violent convulsion or struggle; such as, a condition of agonizing struggle or trouble: a country in the throes of economic collapse. The agony of death, or the pains of childbirth. 4. Etymology: from Middle English throwe, perhaps an alteration of thrawe, fr...
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throe

[n] - hard or painful trouble or struggle 2. [n] - severe spasm of pain
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