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throat noun

1 front part of the neck

VERB + THROAT cut, slash, slit

PREP. by the ~ She seized her attacker by the throat.

2 passage down which air and food pass

ADJ. bad, infected, sore | dry

VERB + THROAT clear She cleared her throat, then began to speak.

THROAT + VERB ache, hurt | close (up), constrict, seize up, tighten His throat constricted with fear when he saw the knife. | dry, go dry

THROAT + NOUN infection | lozenge, pastille

PREP. down the/your ~ 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.