Definition of choke up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

choke up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

choke up

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be/get choked up

 
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to find it difficult to speak, because of the strong emotion that you are feeling She got choked up when she began to talk about her mother.
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