The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.|
throes (noun) [used usually in plural] violent pains.
The throes of death are the violent pains a person has at the time of death. The throes of childbirth are the violent pains a woman has at the time of childbirth.
- Only women who have experienced the throes of childbirth can understand them. They alone know what kind of pains childbirth causes.
- The country is now passing through the throes of acute economic problems. It is experiencing the severe trouble of lack of funds.