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    Question looking for a verb

    Hi there,

    Im looking for a verb describing the feeling or face gesture people show just before they start crying...This is usually when eyes get red, wet with tears, the chin wiggles/wobbles, there's a tension in the throat,...This may happen when one gets quite annoyed but can't cry,...Thanks in advance

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    Re: looking for a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,

    Im looking for a verb describing the feeling or face gesture people show just before they start crying...This is usually when eyes get red, wet with tears, the chin wiggles/wobbles, there's a tension in the throat,...This may happen when one gets quite annoyed but can't cry,...Thanks in advance
    choke up.
    I had to tell to tell her the bad news. She was quiet for a few seconds, then began choking up. I had to leave - I can't bear to see people crying.

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    Re: looking for a verb

    Or, the eyes well up with tears.

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