throe: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (thrō), [key]
— n.
  1. a violent spasm or pang; paroxysm.
  2. a sharp attack of emotion.
  3. the throes of battle.
    1. any violent convulsion or struggle:the throes of battle.
    2. the agony of death.
    3. the pains of childbirth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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