thraw

[ thraw, thrah ]
/ θrɔ, θrɑ /

verb (used with object)

British Dialect. to throw.
Scot.
  1. to twist; distort.
  2. to oppose; thwart; vex.

verb (used without object)

Scot. to disagree; object.

adjective

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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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