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thraw

[thraw, thrah] /θrɔ, θrɑ/
verb (used with object)
1.
British Dialect. to throw.
2.
Scot.
  1. to twist; distort.
  2. to oppose; thwart; vex.
verb (used without object)
3.
Scot. to disagree; object.
adjective
4.
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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  • I wos a bit vexed when Jasper thrawed un into the say; who wudden be?

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • He thrawed the bird's neck, and then went over the wall to join his clan.

    The Lost Pibroch Neil Munro
  • He decaived 'is young laady, he was a ter'ble drunkard, and then afterwards, he thrawed hisself in the revver up to London.

    The Man Who Rose Again Joseph Hocking

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