- British Dialect. to throw.
- to twist; distort.
- to oppose; thwart; vex.
- Scot. to disagree; object.
- Scot. thrawn(def 1).
Origin of thraw
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Examples from the Web for thraw
Between three and thirteen, thraw the woodie when it's green.The Proverbs of Scotland
My opponent could not thraw me, as 'ee have seen, and I couldn't thraw 'im.Ande Trembath
Matthew Stanley Kemp
That corpses might begin to “thraw,” if carelessly watched, was a prevalent superstition.A Collection of Ballads
Nowt o' me's zo zmall as can thraw to heaven through tha straight and narrer way.The Treasure of Heaven
Sit down an thraw aff your dirty claes, an tell us what ye hae seen the night.