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choke sth back

phrasal verb with choke uk   /tʃəʊk/  us   /tʃoʊk/ verb
If you ​choke back ​feelings or ​tears, you ​force yourself not to show how ​angry or ​upset you are: Choking back my ​anger, I ​tried to ​speakcalmly. "John has had an ​accident," she said, ​choking back the ​tears.
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