Definition of choke up
1 : to have trouble talking because of crying or strong emotion He chokes up whenever he tries to talk about the accident.
2 baseball : to move one's hands to a higher position on a baseball bat —often + on He choked up on the bat and took a short swing.
Word by Word Definitions
: the filamentous inedible center of an artichoke flower head
: an artichoke flower head
: something that obstructs passage or flow: such as
: in or into a higher position or level
: away from the center of the earth
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
: used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
: used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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