Definition of craw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

craw

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//krɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//krɔː//
 
Parts of animals
 
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  • the part of a bird’s throat where food is kept See related entries: Parts of animals
  • Word Origin late Middle English: from or related to Middle Dutch crāghe or Middle Low German krage ‘neck, throat’.Idioms
      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 American Dictionary entry: craw