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choke up

To lose one's power of speech, because of embarrassment, fear etc.
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Hearing that song always makes me choke up.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'choke up':

choke upTo block up; to cause something to be blocked.
choke upTo hold the bat higher than is normal.
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