Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    #1

    choked up

    Dear teachers,

    Reading an article in NYT I noted an unknown expression which is yet not made clear to me. Please see the brief excerpt below as well as a few further examples.

    CLINTON CHOKED UP AT NH ROUNDTABLE

    Hillary Clinton teared up at the end of a roundtable with undecided voters here the day before the primary…
    Clinton joked about having help with her hair and then began to get choked up and teary-eyed.

    You can get choked up when you see something touching or you’re really happy.

    Hillary Clinton got choked up on the campaign trail today,
    She paused right before she "choked up".
    Hillary Clinton apparently choked up and wiped her eye after a heartfelt introduction at a children's center,

    I know a few synonyms of choked up as anxious (worried), congested (blocked), strained (forced).

    Would you be kind enough to tell me in plain, comprehensible English words the exactly meaning of the expression choked up? Please do it in much the same manner as I did below about the expression teary-eyed.

    Teary-eyed
    1. Having tears in the eyes, as from emotion: teary-eyed wedding guests.
    2. Marked by tears or weeping: a teary-eyed confession.
    Thank you in advance for your efforts.


    Regards.

    V.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: choked up

    When someone is very emotional, physically the throat contracts and the feeling is of being choked. The person is "choked up", and unable to speak.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    #3

    Re: choked up

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you again for your proverbial concise and clear explanation.

    Owing to you now I can understand faultless the meaning of the following sentences:

    "This song really choked me up."

    "I was really choked up when I saw her again."

    Thank you for your backing.

    Regards.

    V.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #4

    Re: choked up

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you again for your proverbial concise and clear explanation.

    Owing to you now I can understand faultlessly the meaning of the following sentences:

    "This song really choked me up."

    "I was really choked up when I saw her again."

    Thank you for your backing.

    Regards.

    V.

Similar Threads

  1. ponder, choked back
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Jul-2007, 14:35
  2. choked on a foie gras
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Feb-2007, 19:45

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •