Meaning of AGONY in English

AGONY

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ excruciating , extreme , intense

▪ absolute , pure , sheer , utter

▪ exquisite

▪ mental , physical

▪ death

The little creature squirmed in its death agonies.

VERB + AGONY

▪ endure , go through , suffer

He endured the agonies of loneliness.

They went through ~ in the search for their missing relatives.

▪ cause , inflict

She was causing David a great deal of ~.

▪ prolong

Don't prolong the agony—just tell me the result!

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

The soldier died in ~.

▪ in an ~ of

She mumbled an apology in an ~ of embarrassment.

PHRASES

▪ a groan of ~ , a scream of ~

▪ groan in ~ , scream in ~

▪ be contorted in ~ , writhe in ~

His face was contorted in ~ as he tried to lift himself out of the chair.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .