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Definition of thrall noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

thrall

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//θrɔːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//θrɔːl//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English thrǣl ‘slave’, from Old Norse thræll.Idioms
in (somebody’s/something’s) thrall, in thrall to somebody/something
 
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(literary) controlled or strongly influenced by somebody/something His gaze held her in thrall. She was in thrall to her emotions.
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