throat


throat
noun
1 front part of the neck
VERB + THROAT
cut, slash, slit
rip out

I wanted to rip his throat out.

PREPOSITION
by the throat

She seized her attacker by the throat.

2 passage down which air and food pass
ADJECTIVE
bad (BrE), scratchy (esp. AmE), sore, strep (AmE, informal)

symptoms of a cold such as a runny nose and a scratchy sore throat

I have a sore throat.

dry, parched
VERB + THROAT
clear

She cleared her throat, then began to speak.

escape

A small cry escaped his throat.

burn

She felt the smoke burn her throat.

THROAT + VERB
ache, hurt
close, close up, constrict, tighten

His throat constricted with fear when he saw the knife.

dry, go dry
burn
THROAT + NOUN
infection, irritation

The chemical causes eye, nose and throat irritations.

cancer
lozenge, pastille (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
down the/sb's throat

She felt the cold water trickle down her throat.

PHRASES
the back of your throat

The medicine left a sour taste in the back of my throat.

a lump in your throat

He felt a lump in his throat, and tears forming in his eyes.


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  • throat — [ θrout ] noun count *** 1. ) the area at the back of your mouth and inside your neck: The curry was still burning his throat. She s in bed with a throat infection. sore throat: Have we got any medicine for a sore throat? => FROG 2. ) your… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • throat — W3S3 [θrəut US θrout] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Throat — (thr[=o]t), n. [OE. throte, AS. [thorn]rote, [thorn]rotu; akin to OHG. drozza, G. drossel; cf. OFries. & D. stort. Cf. {Throttle}.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The part of the neck in front of, or ventral to, the vertebral column. (b) Hence, the passage… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throat — [thrōt] n. [ME throte < OE, akin to Ger dross(el), throat < IE * (s)treu , swollen, stretched < base * (s)ter , stiff > STARE] 1. the front part of the neck 2. the upper part of the passage leading from the mouth and nose to the… …   English World dictionary

  • throat — throat; throat·ed; throat·i·ly; throat·i·ness; throat·ing; throat·less; …   English syllables

  • throat´i|ly — throat|y «THROH tee», adjective, throat|i|er, throat|i|est. 1. produced or modified in the throat; guttural or velar: »The young girl had a throaty voice. 2. low pitched and resonant: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • throat|y — «THROH tee», adjective, throat|i|er, throat|i|est. 1. produced or modified in the throat; guttural or velar: »The young girl had a throaty voice. 2. low pitched and resonant: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • throat — ► NOUN 1) the passage which leads from the back of the mouth of a person or animal, through which food passes to the oesophagus and air passes to the lungs. 2) the front part of the neck. 3) literary a voice of a person or a songbird. ● be at… …   English terms dictionary

  • Throat — Throat, v. t. 1. To utter in the throat; to mutter; as, to throat threats. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. To mow, as beans, in a direction against their bending. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throat — O.E. þrote (implied in þrotbolla the Adam s apple, larynx, lit. throat boll ), related to þrutian to swell, from P.Gmc. *thrut (Cf. O.H.G. drozza, Ger. Drossel, O.S. strota, M.Du. strote, Du. strot throat ), perhaps from PIE *trud …   Etymology dictionary


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