n pl (death throes)
- 1.1 agonía (f) to be in one's (death) throes o in the throes of death agonizar*, estar agonizando the empire was in its final (death) throes el imperio agonizabaMore example sentences1.2in the throes of a woman in the throes of childbirth una mujer en trance de dar a luz the country was in the throes of civil war el país estaba sumido en una guerra civil they were in the throes of an argument estaban en medio de una discusión we were in the throes of moving house estábamos en plena mudanza, estábamos en tren de mudarnos de casa (RPl)
- Do you think we are seeing the empire in its death throes?
- If you look at what the dictionary says about throes, it can still be a violent period - the throes of a revolution.
- Unable to bear the death throes of her love affair, she becomes by turns desperate and tenacious, acting out with unbridled fury.
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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.