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    #1

    to pool in

    Hello every one,
    If someone says"pity pooled my throat", can we change it to"pity filled my throat"?
    I can understand the meaning but I want to know if the first one is synonym with the second one?
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: to pool in

    The first one makes no sense to me.

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    Re: to pool in

    Thank you bhaisahab. But I read it in a book.
    The girl heard some pitiful things about his father then she said" Pity pooled in my throat.Dad! I drank more tea. I swallowed and coughed."
    Her Father was send to a camp during his childhood, and now she feels pity for him while her grandmother is talking about that.
    I think it's a literal way of expressing feeling and the writer means"pity filled my throat" as if pity was a lump in her throat and she was to cry. Or simply she means pity filled her. she was filled with pity.

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    #4

    Re: to pool in

    "Pooled in my throat" is not the same as "pooled my throat" which is what you wrote in post #1. Yes, you can say "filled my throat" instead.

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    #5

    Re: to pool in

    Oh,yes. You are right. It was a mistake.
    Thank you so much for your answer.

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