Definition of “throat” - English Dictionary

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“throat” in British English

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throatnoun [ C ]

uk /θrəʊt/ us /θroʊt/

B1 the front of the neck, or the space inside the neck down which food and air can go:

A fish bone got stuck in my throat.
a sore throat
He cleared his throat (= coughed so he could speak more clearly) and started speaking.

More examples

  • The old man drew a long gnarled finger across his throat.
  • A fish bone had lodged in her throat.
  • It was quite a moving speech - it almost brought a lump to my throat.
  • The vet put something down the dog's throat to make it vomit.
  • I've got a sore throat and a runny nose .

(Definition of “throat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“throat” in American English

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throatnoun [ C ]

us /θroʊt/

the front of the neck, or the space inside the neck down which food and air can go:

A cop grabbed him around the throat.
I have a sore throat.
He cleared his throat and started speaking.

(Definition of “throat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)