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throat

[ throht ]
/ θroʊt /
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noun Anatomy, Zoology.

verb (used with object)

to make a throat in; provide with a throat.
to utter or express from or as from the throat; utter throatily.

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Idioms

Origin of throat

before 900; Middle English throte, Old English throte, throta, throtu; akin to Old High German drozza throat, Old Norse throti swelling. See throttle
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British Dictionary definitions for cut-throat (1 of 2)

cut-throat


noun

a person who cuts throats; murderer
Also called: cut-throat razor British a razor with a long blade that usually folds into the handleUS name: straight razor

adjective

bloodthirsty or murderous; cruel
fierce or relentless in competitioncut-throat prices
(of some games) played by three peoplecut-throat poker

British Dictionary definitions for cut-throat (2 of 2)

throat

/ (θrəʊt) /

noun

Related formsRelated adjectives: gular, guttural, jugular, laryngeal

Word Origin for throat

Old English throtu; related to Old High German drozza throat, Old Norse throti swelling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cut-throat

throat


n.

Old English þrote (implied in þrotbolla "the Adam's apple, larynx," literally "throat boll"), related to þrutian "to swell," from Proto-Germanic *thrut- (cf. Old High German drozza, German Drossel, Old Saxon strota, Middle Dutch strote, Dutch strot "throat"), perhaps from PIE *trud- (cf. Old English þrutian "to swell," Old Norse þrutna "to swell").

The notion is of "the swollen part" of the neck. Italian strozza "throat," strozzare "to strangle" are Germanic loan-words. College slang for "competitive student" is 1970s, from cutthroat.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cut-throat

throat

[ thrōt ]

n.

The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx.
The anterior portion of the neck.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with cut-throat

throat


see at each other's throats; cut someone's throat; frog in one's throat; jump down someone's throat; lump in one's throat; ram (shove) down someone's throat; stick in one's craw (throat).

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