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    When someone is giving a speech, his throat becomes really dry. He drinks water to ?

    soak his throat.
    drench his throat.
    damp his throat
    moist his throat

    what is the best way to say?

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    to moisten one's throat

    "moist" is an adjective

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    In AmE, we use the phrase "wet my whistle" in such a situation. (A person can't whistle if his mouth is dry.) Anyway, it sounds goofy, but if you just need a sip of water or other beverage to moisten your throat or soothe a dry mouth, a typical expression you'd use to explain yourself to your audience while giving a speech would be, "Excuse me, I just need to wet my whistle." Otherwise, out of your choices, "moisten his throat" is correct.

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