Definition of thole in English:

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Pronunciation: /THōl/


[with object] Scottish or archaic
Endure (something) without complaint or resistance; tolerate.
Example sentences
  • They cannot thole the fact that the painting sold for £750,000.
  • I couldn't thole the voice, but I wouldn't mind the view, if you get my meaning.
  • Perhaps because he had known hard times himself he could thole the hard times of the nation.


Old English tholian, of Germanic origin.

Words that rhyme with thole

barcarole, bole, bowl, cajole, coal, Cole, condole, console, control, dhole, dole, droll, enrol (US enroll), extol, foal, goal, hole, Joel, knoll, kohl, mol, mole, Nicole, parol, parole, patrol, pole, poll, prole, rôle, roll, scroll, Seoul, shoal, skoal, sole, soul, stole, stroll, Tirol, toad-in-the-hole, toll, troll, vole, whole

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