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  • 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 — 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 something back — SUPPRESS, hold back, fight back, bite back, swallow, check, restrain, control, repress, smother, stifle; informal keep a/the lid on. → choke * * * suppress a strong emotion or the expression of such an emotion Liz was choking back her anger * * * …   Useful english 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 — 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

  • choke — chokeable, adj. /chohk/, v., choked, choking, n. v.t. 1. to stop the breath of by squeezing or obstructing the windpipe; strangle; stifle. 2. to stop by or as if by strangling or stifling: The sudden wind choked his words. 3. to stop by filling;… …   Universalium

  • ˌchoke sth ˈback — phrasal verb to stop yourself from showing a feeling or emotion Ms Ross choked back tears as she described what had happened.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • keep something back — 1) she kept back some of the money Syn: reserve, keep in reserve, put aside/by, set aside; retain, hold back, hold on to, not part with; informal stash away 2) she kept back the details Syn: withhold, keep secret, keep hidden …   Thesaurus of popular words

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