verb (used with object)
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Idioms for thorn
Origin of thorn
OTHER WORDS FROM thornthornless, adjectivethornlike, adjectiveun·thorn, verb (used with object)
Words nearby thorn
Definition for thorn (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for thorn
Since iAd’s closure, Apple has become a thorn in the side of the online ad industry.‘It’s the first time they’re listening’: Apple is striking a more conciliatory tone with the ad industry|Lara O'Reilly|September 8, 2020|Digiday
The Tampa Bay Rays gave New York a good fight early last season and were also a thorn in the Houston Astros’ side during the postseason.Baseball Will Be Weird This Year. But The Astros And Yankees Are Favorites In The American League … Again.|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|July 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Adorned with spikes and toxins, crown-of-thorns starfish aren’t an easy meal.
Yet occasional starfish population booms suggest something is normally eating live, healthy crown-of-thorns and keeping their numbers in check.
Some fish may be eating only the crown-of-thorns’ tiny, squishy larvae.
Thorn also posted a video on his personal YouTube page wherein he desk-dances to Taylor Swift.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That freedom has been a thorn in the side of many cardinals who feel the sisters should be more conservative.
A tabletop bronze of a boy pulling a thorn from his foot, made around 1500 by the Renaissance sculptor known as Antico.
For more than 40 years now, Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg has relished being a thorn in the side of authorities.In ‘Tears of Gaza,’ Vibeke Løkkeberg Focuses on Children of War|Lorenza Muñoz|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Senator Blanche Lincoln was a thorn in the Democrats' side during the health-care debate.
Then we went, but as I passed through the thorn trees I turned and looked at Sihamba, and lo!Swallow|H. Rider Haggard
She starts low down among the plants, thorn and thistle, gorse and cactus."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
One of them described a circle round the thorn, within which the plough should not go.The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
The King tossed his head proudly and observed: “Who would not play the thorn with two such buds to blush on either side?”Mistress Nell|George C. Hazelton, Jr.
I grieve over it off and on, a kind of thorn in de flesh, my husband used to say.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for thorn (1 of 2)
- any of various trees or shrubs having thorns, esp the hawthorn
- the wood of any of these plants