choke back


choke back
phr verb
Choke back is used with these nouns as the object: ↑laugh, ↑laughter, ↑sob, ↑tear

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  • choke back — index suppress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • choke back — verb suppress He choked down his rage • Syn: ↑choke off, ↑choke down • Hypernyms: ↑suppress, ↑stamp down, ↑inhibit, ↑subdue, ↑conquer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • choke back — phrasal verb choke back or choke down [transitive] Word forms choke back : present tense I/you/we/they choke back he/she/it chokes back present participle choking back past tense choked back past participle choked back to stop yourself from… …   English dictionary

  • choke back — PHRASAL VERB If you choke back tears or a strong emotion, you force yourself not to show your emotion. [V P n (not pron)] Choking back tears, he said Mary died in his arms. Syn: suppress …   English dictionary

  • choke back — we could see that he was choking back tears Syn: suppress, hold back, fight back, bite back, swallow, check, restrain, control, repress, smother, stifle; informal keep a lid on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • choke — [chōk] vt. choked, choking [ME choken, aphetic < OE vt. aceocian, to choke, prob. < base of ceoke, jaw, CHEEK] 1. to prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe or squeezing the throat of; strangle; suffocate; smother; stifle 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • choke — choke1 [tʃəuk US tʃouk] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: achoke to choke (11 14 centuries), from Old English aceocian] 1.) to be unable to breathe properly because something is in your throat or there is not enough air choke on ▪ He choked on a piece… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • choke — choke1 [ tʃouk ] verb * ▸ 1 not be able to breathe ▸ 2 squeeze someone s neck ▸ 3 fill so moving is hard ▸ 4 speak with difficulty ▸ 5 lose confidence and fail ▸ 6 stop growth ▸ 7 stop development ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive if… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • choke off — verb 1. suppress (Freq. 2) He choked down his rage • Syn: ↑choke down, ↑choke back • Hypernyms: ↑suppress, ↑stamp down, ↑inhibit, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • choke — 1 verb 1 STOP BREATHING (I, T) to prevent someone from breathing, or to be prevented from breathing, because your throat is blocked or because there is not enough air: The fumes were choking me. (+ on): He choked to death on a fish bone. 2 INJURE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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