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thraw

[thraw, thrah]
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verb (used with object)
  1. British Dialect. to throw.
  2. Scot.
    1. to twist; distort.
    2. to oppose; thwart; vex.
verb (used without object)
  1. Scot. to disagree; object.
adjective
  1. Scot. thrawn(def 1).

Origin of thraw

(v.) Scots, N England dialect form of throw (retaining in part earliest sense of the word); (adj.) apparently shortened from thrawn
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Examples from the Web for thraw

Historical Examples

  • Between three and thirteen, thraw the woodie when it's green.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • 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.

  • Nowt o' me's zo zmall as can thraw to heaven through tha straight and narrer way.

  • Sit down an thraw aff your dirty claes, an tell us what ye hae seen the night.