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Choke down   /tʃoʊk daʊn/   Listen
Choke down

verb
1.
Suppress.  Synonyms: choke back, choke off.






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"Choke down" Quotes from Famous Books



... a breach of promise action, she shrank from stories of immorality or of physical violence. In the old, happy days, when they could afford to buy a paper, aye, and more than one paper daily, Bunting had often had to choke down his interest in some exciting "case" or "mystery" which was affording him pleasant mental relaxation, because any allusion ...
— The Lodger • Marie Belloc Lowndes

... Doctor Wilhelm and acted as if the shout of greeting and the unknown man's question had not referred to him. Doctor Wilhelm proposed a game of chess. Frederick accepted, and while playing, he had time to choke down his humiliation and resentment. He glanced about furtively to find ...
— Atlantis • Gerhart Hauptmann

... It is an easy thing for a man to choke down disgrace. But I am a woman, and I am lying on scorpions. In the presence of the noblest of the land you made me an object of scorn to the whole world. There will be the report of it everywhere. The beggar-student will sing ...
— Peter the Priest • Mr Jkai

... petit dejeuner—which is surely rather late? There were signs and appetizing smells of the larger meal being imminent as I passed through the hotel. Now just lie down until you want to dress—if you like, I'll help you dress" (swallowing hard to choke down a little shudder of repulsion). "I'm not in any hurry. I've come to Brussels to go into matters thoroughly. For the present, I am staying at the ...
— Mrs. Warren's Daughter - A Story of the Woman's Movement • Sir Harry Johnston

... indignation within him which he found it difficult to choke down, because it was solely for his wife's sake that he had made any effort at all to give a helping hand to surly Phil Sparks, for whom he entertained no personal regard. But Ned managed to keep his mouth shut. Although a passionate man, he was not ill-tempered, ...
— Life in the Red Brigade - London Fire Brigade • R.M. Ballantyne

... went on Jimmy, and by his strength of character, and by his forced spirits he bolstered up the courage of his companions. They managed to choke down the food, vile as it was, and seemed to feel ...
— The Khaki Boys Over the Top - Doing and Daring for Uncle Sam • Gordon Bates

... starting backward so suddenly that she trod upon the foot of Lottie, who again sent forth an outcry, which Anna Jeffrey managed to choke down. "Is this bedlam, or what?" And stepping out upon the piazza, she looked to see if the blundering driver had made a mistake. But no; it was the same old gray stone house she had left some months before; and again pressing ...
— Maggie Miller • Mary J. Holmes

... hear her," said Kate, struggling to choke down a rising laugh. "She will never know how I appreciate what she has done for me, but I think talking to Father will not do any good. Home hasn't been so overly pleasant. It's been a small, dark, cramped house, dingy and hot, when it might have been ...
— A Daughter of the Land • Gene Stratton-Porter

... pity me?" he cried to her the evening before the preparatory sale of the house, when Thuillier was to make the purchase at seventy-five thousand francs. "Think of a man like me, forced to creep like a cat, to choke down every pointed word, to swallow my own gall, and ...
— The Lesser Bourgeoisie • Honore de Balzac



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



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