jugular jugular  /ˈdʒuɡ jə lər/


  1. (n) veins in the neck that return blood from the head
  2. (n) a vital part that is vulnerable to attack
  3. (adj) relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat


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  1. The presidential candidate's half-brother Malik tied a bull to a tree, then hobbled it, and asked me to hold the beast's head to the ground as he drew a machete across its jugular.
  2. He missed Mike's jugular vein and a lump of tissue at the top of his neck that controlled Mike's motor impulses.


  • Joe Biden: Al Gore ‘was elected president’

    Vice President Joe Biden knows how to work a room. In remarks made on Tuesday night at a fundraiser for Massachusetts Senate candidate Ed Markey in front of an audience of donating (doting?) Democrats, Biden went for the jugular. In a reference to Al Gore, who introduced Biden at the Washington, D.C., event, Biden said, [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Ticket via Yahoo! News


  1. "We started the game well and I thought we dominated it," United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said. "If anything we should have been going for the jugular when it was 1-0. I feel we have missed a good chance obviously. If we had had a bit more...
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Oliver Stone is ferociously intelligent. He is never going to give a one-sided look," said Thandie Newton, who plays Condoleezza Rice, Bush's national security adviser who later became secretary of state. "It's not going for the jugular....
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Thandie Newton Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "We've got to finish teams off. We're unlucky we're not sitting on six points. At the end of the day, we're playing good football. Particularly the way we played against Adelaide, we've got to go for the jugular," Farina said.
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Frank Farina Source: The Canberra Times

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