choke up



choke up ‎(third-person singular simple present chokes up, present participle choking up, simple past and past participle choked up)

  1. (intransitive) To (temporarily) lose one's power of speech, because of embarrassment, fear etc.
    Hearing that song always makes me choke up.
  2. (transitive) To block up, to cause something to be blocked.
  3. (transitive) To block, to block up (figuratively).
  4. (baseball, intransitive) To hold the bat higher (farther from the knob) than is normal.
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