choke down

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "choke down":
present tense I/you/we/they choke down he/she/it chokes down present participle choking down past tense choked down past participle choked down
1) to eat or drink something with difficulty because you do not like it or because you are ill or upset

Emma managed to choke down a banana.

2) same as choke back

Gail tried to choke down the urge to hit him.


English dictionary. 2014.

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