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the passage from the mouth to the stomach or to the lungs, including the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and trachea.
some analogous or similar narrowed part or passage.
the front of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone.
the narrow opening between a fireplace and its flue or smoke chamber, often closed by a damper.
Nautical, Machinery, swallow1 (def 13).

Also called nock. the forward upper corner of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail.
jaw1 (def 5).

the forward edge of the opening in the vamp of a shoe.
Automotive. barrel (def 14).
to make a throat in; provide with a throat.
to utter or express from or as from the throat; utter throatily.
cut one’s own throat, to bring about one’s own ruin:
He cut his own throat by being nasty to the boss.
jump down someone’s throat, Informal. to disagree with, criticize, or scold overhastily:
Wait and let me finish before you jump down my throat.
lump in one’s throat, a tight or uncomfortable feeling in the throat, as a reaction to an emotion:
The sight of the infant brought a lump to her throat.
ram / force something down someone’s throat, Informal. to force someone to agree to or accept (something).
stick in one’s throat, to be difficult of expression; cause to hesitate:
The words of sympathy stuck in her throat.
Contemporary Examples

Mitt Romney Abandons Frontrunner Strategy Eleanor Clift December 10, 2011
Midwest Drought Forces South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers to Abandon Crops and Thin Herds Barbie Latza Nadeau August 4, 2012
The ‘Reign’ Steamy Stairwell Shocker & TV’s 13 Dirtiest Sex Scenes (VIDEO) Kevin Fallon October 10, 2012
The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile Robert Ward January 2, 2015
The Best Books by U.S. Presidents Allen Barra February 17, 2013

Historical Examples

Way of the Lawless Max Brand
Sara Crewe Frances Hodgson Burnett
Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
Up the River Oliver Optic
The White Feather Hex Don Peterson


that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
the front part of the neck

something resembling a throat, esp in shape or function: the throat of a chimney
(botany) the gaping part of a tubular corolla or perianth
(informal) a sore throat
cut one’s throat, cut one’s own throat, to bring about one’s own ruin
have by the throat, to have compete control over (a person or thing)
jump down someone’s throat, See jump (sense 24)
ram something down someone’s throat, force something down someone’s throat, to insist that someone listen to or accept (something): he rammed his own opinions down my throat
(informal) stick in one’s throat, stick in one’s craw, to be difficult, or against one’s conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe


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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