Definition of jugular in English:
1Of the neck or throat.
- Similar tumors may arise from neighboring areas, including the jugular bulb, the middle ear, and the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
- Right jugular venous distension was less than 4 cm above the sternal angle.
- Her neck was supple without lymphadenopathy, bruits, or jugular venous distension.
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short for jugular vein.
- In the jugulars, this systolic fall in venous pressure has been called by physiologists the systolic collapse of the venous pulse.
- Also, the blood, lacking fluid, becomes thick, causing clots in the veins and jugulars.
- They were desolate and fingered their jugulars nervously.
go for the jugular
- Be aggressive or unrestrained in making an attack.Example sentences
- The home team went for the jugular, playing their best football of the season by pushing forward the midfield at every opportunity.
- England went for the jugular from the off and had a penalty claim turned down after only four minutes.
- Kendal went for the jugular and had their hosts at three wickets down for four runs.
Definition of jugular in:
- US English dictionary
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