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choke back

  
, down  
      vb   tr, adv   to suppress (anger, tears, etc.)  
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choke  
      vb  
1    tr   to hinder or stop the breathing of (a person or animal), esp. by constricting the windpipe or by asphyxiation  
2    intr   to have trouble or fail in breathing, swallowing, or speaking  
3    tr   to block or clog up (a passage, pipe, street, etc.)  
4    tr   to retard the growth or action of  
the weeds are choking my plants     
5    tr   to suppress (emotion)  
she choked her anger     
6    intr  
Slang   to die  
7    tr   to enrich the petrol-air mixture by reducing the air supply to (a carburettor, petrol engine, etc.)  
8    intr   (esp. in sport) to be seized with tension and fail to perform well  
      n  
9    the act or sound of choking  
10    a device in the carburettor of a petrol engine that enriches the petrol-air mixture by reducing the air supply  
11    any constriction or mechanism for reducing the flow of a fluid in a pipe, tube, etc.  
12      (Also called)    choke coil     (Electronics)   an inductor having a relatively high impedance, used to prevent the passage of high frequencies or to smooth the output of a rectifier  
13    the inedible centre of the head of an artichoke,   (See also)        choke back       choke up  
     (Old English aceocian, of Germanic origin; related to cheek)  
  chokeable      adj  
  choky, chokey      adj  


choke back   , down  
      vb   tr, adv   to suppress (anger, tears, etc.)  
choke chain  
      n   a collar and lead for a dog so designed that if the dog drags on the lead the collar tightens round its neck  
choke coil  
      n      another name for       choke       12  
choke-full  
      adj      a less common spelling of       chock-full  
choke up  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to block (a drain, pipe, etc.) completely  
2    Informal   usually passive   to overcome (a person) with emotion, esp. without due cause  

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choke

  
  
asphyxiate, bar, block, bung, clog, close, congest, constrict, dam, gag, obstruct, occlude, overpower, smother, stifle, stop, strangle, suffocate, suppress, throttle  

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exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
exp.
(colloquially) tattoo on the lower back
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
n.
Peeling the onion means going back in stages find out how a problem actually started.
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