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Hi, teachers :)
Would you help me understand the meaning of "push past the knot" in the context below, please? :)
My throat tightens, trying to suppress what Iím about to say. The first step toward relief is hard,but I push past the knot.
Source: The Marked Son.
Thanks a lot! :)
In AmE, that choking, tense feeling of an actual hard object in your esophagus is described as "having a lump in your throat."
"I was so nervious I thought I might throw up at any moment, but I managed to push past the lump in my throat long enough to ask Daphne to marry me."
It's crystal clear now. Thanks, bhaisahab and Ouisch :)