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choke down

To swallow something with difficulty, often because it tastes bad or is cumbersome. A noun or pronoun can be used between "choke" and "down." I didn't know that Lexie was a terrible cook until I had to choke down some of the disgusting stew she'd made. I couldn't choke down any of those pills—they're just too big!
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choke something down

to eat something, even though it is hard to swallow or tastes bad. The cough medicine tasted terrible, but I managed to choke it down. She choked down four of those pills all at once.
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You've got to choke down your desire to know what the band ate on the day they recorded White Light/White Heat, or what size shoes Lou Reed wears or if Iggy Pop puts on his pants before his socks or vice versa.
But as I choke down the last of my dish of crow, I urge everyone to lower expectations for our next president.
She didn't choke down like she did at Ascot in the Golden Jubilee because we had her tongue-tied.
Two more objections were voiced, one about "supporting the liquor trade" and the other about "foreign bread that might trigger allergies and is too hard to tear off and you end of with big chunks you have to choke down.
If you choke down on the club just a little bit, this shortens your swing, which lowers your club head speed and knocks down the ball flight.
Oh no, we have had to struggle through oceans of Champagne, wade across ponds full of Pimms and choke down endless plateloads of smoked salmon, rare fillet of beef and the occasional passing gull's egg.
And could anyone choke down liver, fava beans and a fine Chianti during Silence Of The Lambs?