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thew (θjuː Pronunciation for thew



  1. muscle, esp if strong or well-developed
  2. (plural) muscular strength

Derived Forms

ˈthewy adjective
ˈthewless adjective

Word Origin

Old English thēaw; related to Old Saxon, Old High German thau discipline, Latin tuērī to observe, tūtus secure

Example Sentences Including 'thew'

Strapped to the Stryker Frame, thew was no place to escape from her questions and fears.
White, Kathleen Joni


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