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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



... money that she'll have to take their offer. So the time has come when she'll have to leave that old cottage, with its romance, and its memories, and its lamp in the window, and go to live in a cheap little flat, see? Where the old four-poster will choke up ...
— Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed • Edna Ferber

... example of the struggle between plants has been communicated to me by Mr. John Ennis, a resident in New Zealand. The English water-cress grows so luxuriantly in that country as to completely choke up the rivers, sometimes leading to disastrous floods, and necessitating great outlay to keep the stream open. But a natural remedy has now been found in planting willows on the banks. The roots of these trees penetrate the bed of the stream in every direction, ...
— Darwinism (1889) • Alfred Russel Wallace

... "Choke up," interposed Red. "About eight years ago yu was washin' pans for cookie, an' askin' me for cartridges. Buck used to larrup yu about four times a ...
— Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up - Bar-20 • Clarence Edward Mulford



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



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