Definition of Choke up

1. Verb. Obstruct. "Her arteries are blocked"

Exact synonyms: Block, Lug, Stuff
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Choke, Choke Off, Clog, Clog Up, Congest, Foul
Derivative terms: Block, Blockage
Antonyms: Unstuff

Definition of Choke up

1. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To (temporarily) lose one's power of speech, because of embarrassment, fear etc. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To block up, to cause something to be blocked. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To block, to block up (figuratively) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Choke Up

choke back
choke coil
choke collar
choke collars
choke damp
choke down
choke hold
choke off
choke pear
choke pears
choke price
choke the luff
choke up (current term)
chokecherry tree
choked disk
choked the chicken

Literary usage of Choke up

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1. A Compendious View of the Late Tumults & Troubles in this Kingdom, by Way of by James Wright (1685)
"... and Mole atr<«9g«?r, to choke up the Haven, and to bring off the Ordinance, ... choke up ..."

2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the National Association of Life by LIfe Underwriters Association of Canada (1904)
"No man can afford to choke up all the channels of life,—save one. That will mean that certain elements of his nature will die,—even as the great scientist ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the American by American Railway Master Mechanics' Association (1906)
"If we have to get down to a stack 22 inches high, I do not see the necessity of enlarging it on the top, from the choke up. I think if we would run the ..."

4. The Engineer's & Mechanic's Encyclopeadia ...: The Machinery & Processes by Luke Hebert (1849)
"... causes them to fall down again into the retort without proceeding further to choke up the pipe, while the more gaseous products pass on through the' ..."

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