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Choke up   /tʃoʊk əp/   Listen
Choke up

verb
1.
Obstruct.  Synonyms: block, lug, stuff.  "Her arteries are blocked"






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"Choke up" Quotes from Famous Books



... up was one of these husky, rugged, old hearts of oak, who would choke up some on receivin' the tribute and give us his blessin' in a sort of "Shore Acres" curtain speech. Part of that description he lives up to. He's some old, all right; but he ain't handsome or rugged. He's a lean, dyspeptic lookin' old party, with a wrinkled face colored ...
— Odd Numbers - Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... he thought Jem would be there, too. After the first moment, he paid no attention to Walter and his pats, but just stood there, wagging his tail nervously and looking past Walter at the other people coming out, with eyes that made me choke up, for I couldn't help thinking that, for all we knew, Monday might never see Jem come off that train again. Then, when all the people were out, Monday looked up at Walter, gave his hand a little lick as if to say, 'I know it isn't your fault he didn't ...
— Rilla of Ingleside • Lucy Maud Montgomery



Words linked to "Choke up" :   choke off, back up, choke, clog, congest, clog up, foul, unstuff



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