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Definition of throe:

  1. A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow.
  2. Extreme pain; violent pang; anguish; agony; especially, one of the pangs of travail in childbirth, or purturition.
  3. To put in agony.
  4. To struggle in extreme pain; to be in agony; to agonize.

Synonyms:

shoot, paroxysm, soreness, prick, prickle, calm, twinge, wo, convulsion.

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