thraw

verb
\ ˈthrä How to pronounce thraw (audio) \
thrawed; thrawing; thraws

Definition of thraw

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 chiefly Scotland : to cause to twist or turn
2 chiefly Scotland : cross, thwart

intransitive verb

1 chiefly Scotland : twist, turn
2 chiefly Scotland : to be in disagreement

thraw

noun

Definition of thraw (Entry 2 of 2)

1 chiefly Scotland : twist, turn
2 chiefly Scotland : ill humor

First Known Use of thraw

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thraw

Verb

Middle English — more at throw entry 1

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“Thraw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thraw. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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