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    Choke

    Hi!

    I've been looking up any word in the dictionary which would mean "to supress the sound by another sound". I came by the word "choke". Can I use it in such context as "The company of young people at the next table choked our conversation with loud cheers". If this sounds not okay, can you give me please some better variants?

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    Re: Choke

    'Choked' doesn't work; 'drowned (out)' does.
    Last edited by Piscean; 01-May-2016 at 15:16. Reason: minor typo

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    Re: Choke

    Yes, we usually say "drown out," "drowned out," "drowning out," and so on.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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