choke down

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of choke down

informal
:to eat (something) with difficulty or without enjoyment
  • The meal was overcooked, but I managed to choke down a few bites.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : to obstruct by filling up or clogging

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

  2. : something that obstructs passage or flow: such as

  3. : a valve for choking (see 1choke 3) a gasoline engine

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome


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