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  • v. To (temporarily) lose one's power of speech, because of embarrassment, fear etc.
  • v. To block up, to cause something to be blocked.
  • v. To block, to block up (figuratively).
  • v. To hold the bat higher (farther from the knob) than is normal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. obstruct


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  • But the incommodities of the season hindered him; for at one certain time the sands so choke up the channels of the isle, that no ship can either go out of the port, or enter into it.

    The Works of John Dryden


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