clear one's throat

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clear one's throat (third-person singular simple present clears one's throat, present participle clearing one's throat, simple past and past participle cleared one's throat)

  1. Forcibly, (sometimes mutedly) expelling air from one's lungs, sometimes to clear mucus, sometimes to attract attention to something; less vigorous than coughing.

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