choke back/down; choke down; choke off; choke up; chow down

choke * back/down +
強忍住;克制住
John choked back his anger. (約翰強忍住怒火)
The student choked back tears as she described what had happened. (這位學生強忍住淚水描述事情的經過)
Helen tried to choke down the urge to slap his face. (海倫試圖忍住打他耳光的衝動)

choke * down +
困難地嚥下;硬吞下
Emma did not like the food but she managed to choke it down. (艾瑪不喜歡那些食物,但還是勉強嚥了下去)

choke * off +
勸阻;阻止;制止;停止
The woman kept talking and nobody could choke her off. (那個女人說個不停,沒人能阻止她)
The power outage choked off the supply of electricity in most areas. (停電使大部分地區都沒電)

choke up
哽咽
Tom choked up when we mentioned his estranged wife. (當我們提到他已分居的太太時,湯姆激動得說不出話來)

choke up +
堵塞
Cars and trucks are choking up our streets. (汽車和卡車把我們的街道擠得水洩不通)
The street was choked up with traffic. (街上交通壅塞)

chow down

Over there is where we chow down. (那裡是我們吃飯的地方)

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