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go down the wrong way

If food or drink goes down the wrong way, it goes down the wrong tube in your throat and causes you to cough or stop breathing for a short time.
Translations of “go down the wrong way”
in Chinese (Traditional) (食物或飲料)誤入氣管,嗆到了…
in Chinese (Simplified) (食物或饮料)误入气管,呛到了…
(Definition of go down the wrong way from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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