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4 definitions found
 for Throe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throe \Throe\, n. [OE. [thorn]rowe, [thorn]rawe, AS.
     [thorn]re['a] a threatening, oppression, suffering, perhaps
     influenced by Icel. [thorn]r[=a] a throe, a pang, a longing;
     cf. AS. [thorn]reowian to suffer.]
     1. Extreme pain; violent pang; anguish; agony; especially,
        one of the pangs of travail in childbirth, or purturition.
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              Prodogious motion felt, and rueful throes. --Milton.
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     2. A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throe \Throe\, v. i.
     To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throe \Throe\, v. t.
     To put in agony. [R.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  throe
      n 1: severe spasm of pain; "the throes of dying"; "the throes of
           childbirth"
      2: hard or painful trouble or struggle; "a country in the throes
         of economic collapse"

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