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Topic: HUMAN

Language: Old English
Origin: throte

throat

noun
     
throat
throat S3 W3 [countable]
1HBH the passage from the back of your mouth to the top of the tubes that go down to your lungs and stomach:
The singer complained of a sore throat after Wednesday's show.
2HBH the front of your neck:
She fingered the pearls at her throat.
3

clear your throat

HBH to make a noise in your throat, especially before you speak, or in order to get someone's attention
4

force/ram/shove something down somebody's throat

informal to force someone to accept or listen to your ideas and opinions
5

be at each other's throats

if two people are at each other's throats, they are fighting or arguing
6

cut your own throat

to behave in a way that is certain to harm you, especially because you are proud or angry

➔ a lump in/to somebody's throat

at lump1 (4)

➔ have a frog in your throat

at frog (2)

➔ jump down somebody's throat

at jump1 (13)

➔ stick in somebody's throat

at stick1 (12)
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