|part of speech:
||a deep, wrenching pain or sudden spasm, as in death or childbirth.
The throes of a heart attack made him clutch his chest in agony.
||(usu. pl.) any convulsive or anguished struggle, or great exertion.
The soldiers were in the throes of combat when reinforcements arrived.Sorry about the mess; we're in the throes of moving to a new house.
||agony, convulsion, fit, labor, thrill, travail, twitch, wrench