|1.||a. that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx|
|b. the front part of the neck|
|2.||something resembling a throat, esp in shape or function: the throat of a chimney|
|3.||botany the gaping part of a tubular corolla or perianth|
|4.||informal a sore throat|
|5.||cut one's throat, cut one's own throat to bring about one's own ruin|
|6.||have by the throat to have compete control over (a person or thing)|
|7.||jump down someone's throat See jump|
|8.||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|
|9.||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|
|Related: gular, guttural, jugular, laryngeal|
|[Old English throtu; related to Old High German drozza throat, Old Norse throti swelling]|
The portion of the digestive tract that lies between the rear of the mouth and the esophagus and includes the fauces and the pharynx.
The anterior portion of the neck.
To answer or respond sharply or angrily: “It's fine if you don't agree with me, but you don't have to jump down my throat.”
jump down someone's throat
Strongly criticize, reprimand or disagree with someone. For example, Just because I admitted to being there, you needn't jump down my throat. [Late 1800s] Also see jump all over someone.