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tawse

or taws  (tôz)
pl.n. Chiefly Scots
1. A whip or leather thong used to drive a spinning top.
2. A leather whip divided at the end into strips, formerly used to punish children: "Solider Aristotle played the taws / Upon the bottom of a king of kings" (William Butler Yeats).

[From taw.]

tawse

(tɔːz) or

taws

n
(Education) a leather strap having one end cut into thongs, formerly used as an instrument of punishment by a schoolteacher
vb
(Education) to punish (someone) with or as if with a tawse; whip
[C16: probably plural of obsolete taw strip of leather; see taw2]

tawse


Past participle: tawsed
Gerund: tawsing

Imperative
tawse
tawse
Present
I tawse
you tawse
he/she/it tawses
we tawse
you tawse
they tawse
Preterite
I tawsed
you tawsed
he/she/it tawsed
we tawsed
you tawsed
they tawsed
Present Continuous
I am tawsing
you are tawsing
he/she/it is tawsing
we are tawsing
you are tawsing
they are tawsing
Present Perfect
I have tawsed
you have tawsed
he/she/it has tawsed
we have tawsed
you have tawsed
they have tawsed
Past Continuous
I was tawsing
you were tawsing
he/she/it was tawsing
we were tawsing
you were tawsing
they were tawsing
Past Perfect
I had tawsed
you had tawsed
he/she/it had tawsed
we had tawsed
you had tawsed
they had tawsed
Future
I will tawse
you will tawse
he/she/it will tawse
we will tawse
you will tawse
they will tawse
Future Perfect
I will have tawsed
you will have tawsed
he/she/it will have tawsed
we will have tawsed
you will have tawsed
they will have tawsed
Future Continuous
I will be tawsing
you will be tawsing
he/she/it will be tawsing
we will be tawsing
you will be tawsing
they will be tawsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tawsing
you have been tawsing
he/she/it has been tawsing
we have been tawsing
you have been tawsing
they have been tawsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tawsing
you will have been tawsing
he/she/it will have been tawsing
we will have been tawsing
you will have been tawsing
they will have been tawsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tawsing
you had been tawsing
he/she/it had been tawsing
we had been tawsing
you had been tawsing
they had been tawsing
Conditional
I would tawse
you would tawse
he/she/it would tawse
we would tawse
you would tawse
they would tawse
Past Conditional
I would have tawsed
you would have tawsed
he/she/it would have tawsed
we would have tawsed
you would have tawsed
they would have tawsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tawse - a leather strap for punishing children
strap - whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
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