from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To grow; to thrive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To thrive; increase; grow.


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  • Th 'Constitution must be upheld, th' gover'mint must be maintained, th 'down-throdden farmer an' workin'man must get their rights.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • 'D'ye know that ivry time ye put on thim pants ye take a pair off some down-throdden workman?' he says.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • They have announced that out of their efforts "came nine powerful and sad hymns, all showcasing Ava Inferi's refusal to stagnate and go the easy and throdden path of repetition."

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  • This is the infinitive form of a verb meaning to thrive or grow, despite looking like a past participle and being used occasionally as an adjective.

    November 20, 2010