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Choke up   /tʃoʊk əp/   Listen
Choke up

Obstruct.  Synonyms: block, lug, stuff.  "Her arteries are blocked"

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"Choke up" Quotes from Famous Books

... genius, could not christen it morbid sensibility; but as she had a childish fashion of tracing things to commonplace causes, whenever she felt her face grow hot easily, or her throat choke up as men's do when they swear, she concluded that her liver was inactive, and her soul was tired of sitting at her Master's feet, like Mary. So she used to take longer walks before breakfast, and cry sharply, incessantly, ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862 • Various

... excessive quantity of sulphur, trouble will result from its harmful action on the metal of the boiler where moisture is present, and because it unites with the ash to form a fusible slag or clinker which will choke up the grate bars and form a solid mass in which large quantities of unconsumed carbon may ...
— Steam, Its Generation and Use • Babcock & Wilcox Co.

Words linked to "Choke up" :   foul, choke off, clog, choke, unstuff, stuff, back up, clog up, congest

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