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.

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 jump down someone's throat

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
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Word Origin and History for jump down someone's 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.

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Medicine definitions for jump down someone's 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.
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Culture definitions for jump down someone's throat

jump down someone's throat


To answer or respond sharply or angrily: “It's fine if you don't agree with me, but you don't have to jump down my throat.”

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Idioms and Phrases with jump down someone's throat (1 of 2)

jump down someone's throat


Strongly criticize, reprimand or disagree with someone. For example, Just because I admitted to being there, you needn't jump down my throat. [Late 1800s] Also see jump all over someone.

Idioms and Phrases with jump down someone's throat (2 of 2)

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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