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CLEAR THE THROAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clear the throat mean? 

CLEAR THE THROAT (verb)
  The verb CLEAR THE THROAT has 1 sense:

1. clear mucus or food from one's throat

  Familiarity information: CLEAR THE THROAT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLEAR THE THROAT (verb)


Sense 1clear the throat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clear mucus or food from one's throat

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

clear the throat; hawk

Context example:

he cleared his throat before he started to speak

Hypernyms (to "clear the throat" is one way to...):

cough (exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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