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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.
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- 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.