choke up (v.) Old form(s): choakt vp, chokt vp
smother, suffocate, stifle
E3 II.ii.139[Countess to King Edward, of the Queen and Salisbury] It is their lives ... / That I would have choked up
R2 III.iv.44[First Man to Gardener and Second Man] our sea-walled garden, the whole land, / Is full of weeds, her fairest flowers choked up
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