English version

choke something ↔ back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchoke something ↔ back phrasal verbPREVENTto control your anger, sadness etc so that you do not show it He choked back tears as he described what had happened. She choked back a sob. I choked back my anger. choke→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
choke backJust that panicky fear, always on the verge of turning into hatred until we shamefacedly choke it back?choked back tearsNearby, Sheila Meyer choked back tears as she watched her brother touch a chiseled name on the wall.
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Verb table
choke
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychoke
he, she, itchokes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychoked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave choked
he, she, ithas choked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad choked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill choke
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have choked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam choking
he, she, itis choking
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you, we, theyare choking
Past
I, he, she, itwas choking
you, we, theywere choking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been choking
he, she, ithas been choking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been choking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be choking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been choking
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