clear your throat


clear your throat
clear your throat phrase
to make a noise in your throat before you speak, so that you can speak without any difficulty
Thesaurus: to use or to move the mouth or throathyponym general words for the face or its featuressynonym
Main entry: clear

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clear your throat
: to make a noise in your throat for attention or to be able to speak more clearly

He cleared his throat and began to speak.

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Main Entry:clear

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clear your ˈthroat idiom
to cough so that you can speak clearly
Main entry:clearidiom

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  • clear throat — clear (your) throat to give a small cough. She cleared her throat before she began to speak. I wanted to say something, so I cleared my throat to get everyone s attention …   New idioms dictionary

  • clear — clear1 [ klır ] adjective *** ▸ 1 easy to understand ▸ 2 obvious ▸ 3 transparent ▸ 4 without clouds/rain etc. ▸ 5 easy to see ▸ 6 easy to hear ▸ 7 not blocked ▸ 8 eyes: bright and healthy ▸ 9 skin: healthy ▸ 10 not confused ▸ 11 without guilty… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clear — clear1 W1S1 [klıə US klır] adj comparative clearer superlative clearest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(easy to understand)¦ 2¦(impossible to doubt)¦ 3¦(sure about something)¦ 4¦(thinking)¦ 5¦(substance/liquid)¦ 6¦(weather)¦ 7¦(eyes)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clear — [[t]klɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦ clearer, clearest, clears, clearing, cleared 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear. The book is clear, readable and adequately illustrated... The space telescope has taken the clearest… …   English dictionary

  • throat — [[t]θro͟ʊt[/t]] ♦♦♦ throats 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your throat is the back of your mouth and the top part of the tubes that go down into your stomach and your lungs. She had a sore throat... As she stared at him she felt her throat go dry. 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • throat — noun (C) 1 the passage from the back of your mouth to the top of the tubes that go down to your lungs and stomach 2 the front of your neck: She fingered the pearls at her throat. 3 clear your throat to make a noise in your throat, especially… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English