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Choke back   /tʃoʊk bæk/   Listen
Choke back

Suppress.  Synonyms: choke down, choke off.

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"Choke back" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Cummins' wife was as quiet as had been her coming. With bare heads, their shaggy hair falling wildly about their faces, their lips set tight to choke back their grief, the few at the post went, one by one, into the little cabin, and gazed for the last time upon her face. There was but one sound other than the gentle tread of their moccasined feet, and that was a catching, sobbing moan that fell from the thick ...
— The Honor of the Big Snows • James Oliver Curwood

Words linked to "Choke back" :   choke down, choke off, conquer, curb, suppress, subdue, stamp down, inhibit

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