death throes

noun

Definition of death throes

  1. :  the violent movements and noises that are sometimes made by a person who is about to die The opera ends with the hero in his death throes. —often used figuratively the death throes of a failing industry

Word by Word Definitions

deathplay
  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 1b) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

throeplay throes
  1. :  pang, spasm

    :  a hard or painful struggle


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