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choke back

Definition of choke back

  1. :  to have difficulty not showing or expressing (tears, rage, anger, etc.) <He was choking back tears as he talked about his late wife.> <She struggled to choke back her anger as she listened to their criticisms.>



Word by Word Definitions

chokeplay
  1. :  to check or block normal breathing of by compressing or obstructing the trachea or by poisoning or adulterating available air

    :  to check or hinder the growth, development, or activity of

    :  to obstruct by filling up or clogging

  1. :  the filamentous inedible center of an artichoke flower head

    :  an artichoke flower head

    :  something that obstructs passage or flow: as

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for


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