choke down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theychoke down
he/she/itchokes down
present participlechoking down
past tensechoked down
past participlechoked down
  1. 1
    to eat or drink something with difficulty because you do not like it or because you are ill or upset

    Emma managed to choke down a banana.

  2. 2
    same as choke

    Gail tried to choke down the urge to hit him.

See also main entry: choke