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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 thrawed

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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


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