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Definition of "choke up" [choke up]

  • To (temporarily) lose one's power of speech, because of embarrassment, fear etc. (verb)
  • To block up, to cause something to be blocked. (verb)
  • To block, to block up (figuratively). (verb)
  • To hold the bat higher (farther from the knob) than is normal. (verb)

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Use "choke up" in a sentence
  • "But the incommodities of the season hindered him; for at one certain time the sands so choke up the channels of the isle, that no ship can either go out of the port, or enter into it."