Definition of death throes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    death throes

    BrE BrE//ˈdeθ θrəʊz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeθ θroʊz//
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  1. 1the final stages of something just before it comes to an end The regime is now in its death throes. witnessing the death throes of car manufacturing in Britain
  2. 2violent pains and movements at the moment of death The shock of seeing the bull in its death throes was worse than I anticipated.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: death throes