choke out

Definition of choke out

:to say (something) with difficulty because of strong emotion
  • She tearfully choked out an apology.
  • He just managed to choke a reply out.

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

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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