Phrasal Verb: Choke up

Choke up

Meaning: Become tearfully emotional

Example: Jeff CHOKED UP during his retirement speech.


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Choke up

Meaning: Grip a handle farther from the end for better control

Example: He CHOKED UP on the bat and hit the ball better.


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