Topic: HUMAN

Language: Old English
Origin: throte


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.

clear your throat

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

force/ram/shove something down somebody's throat

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

be at each other's throats

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

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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