Throat Definition

thrōt
throats
noun
throats
The front part of the neck.
Webster's New World
The upper part of the passage leading from the mouth and nose to the stomach and lungs, including the pharynx and the upper larynx, trachea, and esophagus.
Webster's New World
Any narrow passage, part, or entrance; specif., the part of a chimney between the fireplace and the flue.
Webster's New World
The opening of a tubular corolla or calyx where the tube joins the limb.
American Heritage
A narrow opening in a vessel.
The water leaked out from the throat of the bottle.
Wiktionary
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verb
To pronounce or sing with a harsh, guttural quality.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) To utter in the throat; to mutter.

To throat threats.
Wiktionary

(UK, dialect, obsolete) To mow (beans, etc.) in a direction against their bending.

Wiktionary
idiom
ram
  • To compel to accept or consider:

    always ramming his political opinions down my throat.

American Heritage
at each other's throats
  • in a state of open, mutual hostility
Webster's New World
cut each other's throats
  • to ruin each other, as by underselling in business
Webster's New World
cut one's own throat
  • to be the means of one's own ruin
Webster's New World
jump down someone's throat
  • to attack or criticize someone suddenly and violently
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Throat

Noun

Singular:
throat
Plural:
throats

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Throat

Origin of Throat

  • From Middle English throte, from Old English þrote, þrota, þrotu (“throat"), from Proto-Germanic *þrutō (“throat"), from Proto-Indo-European *trud- (“to swell, become stiff"). Cognate with Dutch strot (“throat"), German Droß (“throat"), Icelandic þroti (“swelling").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English throte from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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