Definition of thole in English:


Syllabification: thole
Pronunciation: /THōl


[with object] Scottish or • archaic
  • Endure (something) without complaint or resistance; tolerate.
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    • 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.

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