throat

throat [ θrout ] noun count ***
1. ) the area at the back of your mouth and inside your neck:
The curry was still burning his throat.
She's in bed with a throat infection.
sore throat: Have we got any medicine for a sore throat?
=> FROG
2. ) your neck, especially the front part:
The bigger man grabbed him by the throat.
She loosened the scarf around her throat.
a ) the front part of a bird's or animal's neck
be at each other's throats
if two people are at each other's throats, they are arguing in an angry way
clear your throat
1. ) to cough gently in order to remove MUCUS that is stuck in your throat so that you can speak clearly
2. ) to make a noise like a gentle cough in order to get someone's attention
force/push/ram/thrust something down someone's throat INFORMAL
to force someone to have or accept something:
Viewers continue to have programs like this rammed down their throats every day.
go for the throat INFORMAL
to attack someone where they are weakest
jump down someone's throat INFORMAL
to suddenly speak very angrily to someone
something sticks in your throat INFORMAL
if something sticks in your throat, you do not like having to do or accept it

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • throat — W3S3 [θrəut US θrout] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Throat — (thr[=o]t), n. [OE. throte, AS. [thorn]rote, [thorn]rotu; akin to OHG. drozza, G. drossel; cf. OFries. & D. stort. Cf. {Throttle}.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. (b) Hence, the passage… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throat — [thrōt] n. [ME throte < OE, akin to Ger dross(el), throat < IE * (s)treu , swollen, stretched < base * (s)ter , stiff > STARE] 1. the front part of the neck 2. the upper part of the passage leading from the mouth and nose to the… …   English World dictionary

  • throat — throat; throat·ed; throat·i·ly; throat·i·ness; throat·ing; throat·less; …   English syllables

  • throat´i|ly — throat|y «THROH tee», adjective, throat|i|er, throat|i|est. 1. produced or modified in the throat; guttural or velar: »The young girl had a throaty voice. 2. low pitched and resonant: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • throat|y — «THROH tee», adjective, throat|i|er, throat|i|est. 1. produced or modified in the throat; guttural or velar: »The young girl had a throaty voice. 2. low pitched and resonant: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • throat — ► NOUN 1) the passage which leads from the back of the mouth of a person or animal, through which food passes to the oesophagus and air passes to the lungs. 2) the front part of the neck. 3) literary a voice of a person or a songbird. ● be at… …   English terms dictionary

  • Throat — Throat, v. t. 1. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throat — O.E. þrote (implied in þrotbolla the Adam s apple, larynx, lit. throat boll ), related to þrutian to swell, from P.Gmc. *thrut (Cf. O.H.G. drozza, Ger. Drossel, O.S. strota, M.Du. strote, Du. strot throat ), perhaps from PIE *trud …   Etymology dictionary

  • throat — noun 1 front part of the neck VERB + THROAT ▪ cut, slash, slit ▪ rip out ▪ I wanted to rip his throat out. PREPOSITION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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