|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.