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Definition of throat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    throat

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//θroʊt//
     
     
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  1. 1 a passage in the neck through which food and air pass on their way into the body; the front part of the neck a sore throat A sob caught in his throat. He held the knife to her throat. Their throats had been cut.
  2. 2-throated (in adjectives) having the type of throat mentioned a deep-throated roar a red-throated diver see also cutthroat
  3. Idioms
    be at each other's throats
     
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    (of two or more people, groups, etc.) to be fighting or arguing with each other
    clear your throat
     
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    to cough so that you can speak clearly
    cut your own throat
     
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    to do something that is likely to harm you, especially when you are angry and trying to harm someone else
    force/thrust/ram something down somebody's throat (informal)
     
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    to try to force someone to listen to and accept your opinions in a way that they find annoying
    have, etc. a frog in your throat
     
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    to lose your voice or be unable to speak clearly for a short time
    have, etc. a lump in your throat
     
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    to feel pressure in the throat because you are very sad or emotional
    jump down somebody's throat (informal)
     
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    to react very angrily to someone
      stick in your throat/craw (informal)
       
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    1. 1(of words) to be difficult or impossible to say She wanted to say how sorry she was but the words seemed to stick in her throat.
    2. 2(of a situation) to be difficult or impossible to accept; to make you angry
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: throat