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Meaning of “go down the wrong way” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​yourthroat and ​causes you to ​cough or ​stopbreathing for a ​shorttime.
(Definition of go down the wrong way from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “go down the wrong way”
in Chinese (Simplified) (食物或饮料)误入气管,呛到了…
in Chinese (Traditional) (食物或飲料)誤入氣管,嗆到了…
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