throes


throes

n. in the throes (in the throes of a severe economic crisis)

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in the throes (in the throes of a severe economic crisis)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • throes — [ θrouz ] noun the final/last/death throes of something the last stages of something, just before it ends, usually when it is ending badly: the last throes of my career in the throes of something 1. ) involved in a difficult or unpleasant… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • throes — [θrəuz US θrouz] n [plural] [: Old English; Origin: thrag time ] in the throes of sth formal in the middle of a very difficult situation ▪ a country in the throes of a profound economic crisis →↑death throes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • throes — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ intense or violent pain and struggle. ● in the throes of Cf. ↑in the throes of ORIGIN perhaps related to an Old English word meaning «calamity» …   English terms dictionary

  • throes — as in to be in the throes of, is spelt in this way, and should be distinguished from throws as a part of the verb throw …   Modern English usage

  • throes — noun violent pangs of suffering death throes • Hypernyms: ↑suffering, ↑hurt * * * ▶ plural noun the throes of childbirth: AGONY, pain, pangs, suffering, torture; …   Useful english dictionary

  • throes — [[t]θro͟ʊz[/t]] 1) N PLURAL: usu prep N, N of n If someone is experiencing something very unpleasant or emotionally painful, you can say that they are in the throes of it, especially when it is in its final stages. [FORMAL] ...when the country… …   English dictionary

  • throes — noun (plural) in the throes of in the middle of a very difficult situation: a country in the throes of a profound economic crisis see also: death throes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • throes — UK [θrəʊz] / US [θroʊz] noun the final/last/death throes of something the last stages of something, just before it ends, usually when it is ending badly the last throes of my career in the throes of something …   English dictionary

  • throes — [θrəʊz] plural noun intense or violent pain and struggle: he convulsed in his death throes. Phrases in the throes of struggling in the midst of. Origin ME throwe (sing.); perh. related to OE thrēa, thrawu calamity , influenced by thrōwian suffer …   English new terms dictionary

  • throes — plural noun the throes of childbirth in the throes of Syn: agony, pain, pangs, spasms, torment, suffering, torture; literary travail …   Thesaurus of popular words


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