(also thole pin)
verb[with object] Scottish or archaic
Endure (something) without complaint or resistance; tolerate: if there’s one thing I can’t thole it’s a lie
More 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.