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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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It is critical for the field health to inhibit a simple open flow and to choke down pressures to prevent gas reservoir "coning" and drawing water into the sands by the outgoing gas.
She managed to choke down a fermented duck egg, an ostrich anus and lamb's testicles, known as bush oysters.
Because obviously what viewers want is to choke down a mouthful of puke as they watch their soaps.
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.
Basically, they give users an alternative to having to choke down a series of large pills -- while providing all or more of the benefits of the pills.
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.
The Lakers spent the offseason laughing at them, deriding Sacramento's victim mentality and scoffing at the Kings' claims of superiority after watching them choke down the stretch of Game 7 at Arco Arena.
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.
I was eating the only energy bar on the market at the time, and after eating five of them, I couldn't choke down another one because of their taste.
I thought, well, I'll just choke down on a 3-wood and give that a hit and see what happens,'' he said.
And could anyone choke down liver, fava beans and a fine Chianti during Silence Of The Lambs?
But when Walt is laid low by a stroke, and his pride and physical infirmity prevent him from traveling to therapy, he must choke down his pride and take singing lessons from Rusty to regain control of his voice.