throat

[ throht ]
/ θroʊt /

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 throat

throat

/ (θrəʊt) /

noun


Related forms

Related 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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Medicine definitions for 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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Idioms and Phrases with 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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