choke down

phrasal verb

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

Examples of choke down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thankfully, Nathan’s plum tart was perfect, and everyone had seconds of that one after politely choking down slivers of the chocolate and crumb cakes. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 But not everyone wants to choke down spoonfuls of fish oil every day. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2023 Gone are the days of choking down a shot of apple cider vinegar - these gummies are an easy and enjoyable way to reap the benefits of this popular supplement. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 7 June 2023 These waffles are a great alternative for hikers who can’t choke down another energy bar or pack of nuts, and the 16-pack is ideal for a hiking trip. Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 21 Apr. 2023

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“Choke down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choke%20down. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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