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Line breaks: thrutch
Pronunciation: /θrʌtʃ

Definition of thrutch in English:


Northern English
A narrow gorge or ravine.
Example sentences
  • Draenen was significantly warmer and friendlier than the surface, and with a low stream, the energetic thrutches of the entrance stream soon had us nice and toasty.
  • There are a few thrutches and problems, but it is essentially a big clean endless rift where the stream is a friendly companion, without any hint of a threat.
  • Arriving in a small chamber, a short thrutch at the base of the right wall gains more mud floored Phreatic passage until eventually emerging at the top of a pile of boulders looking out into the main chamber.


[no object, with adverbial of direction] chiefly Mountaineering Back to top  
Push, press, or squeeze into a space: I thrutched up the final crack to a small pinnacle


Old English (as a verb), of West Germanic origin.

Words that rhyme with thrutch

clutch, crutch, Dutch, hutch, inasmuch, insomuch, much, mutch, scutch, such, touch

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