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    choke - Dictionary definition and meaning for word choke

    Definition
    (noun) a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
    Synonyms : choke coil , choking coil
    Definition
    (noun) a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine Definition
    (verb) breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion
    Example Sentence
    • She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband
    Definition
    (verb) be too tight; rub or press
    Synonyms : fret , gag
    Example Sentence
    • This neckband is choking the cat
    Definition
    (verb) wring the neck of
    Synonyms : scrag
    Example Sentence
    • The man choked his opponent
    Definition
    (verb) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
    Synonyms : strangle
    Definition
    (verb) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
    Synonyms : gag , strangle , suffocate
    Example Sentence
    • he swallowed a fishbone and gagged
    Definition
    (verb) fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation
    Example Sentence
    • The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience
    Definition
    (verb) check or slow down the action or effect of
    Example Sentence
    • She choked her anger
    Definition
    (verb) become or cause to become obstructed
    Synonyms : back up , choke off , clog , clog up , congest , foul
    Example Sentence
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up
    Definition
    (verb) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    Synonyms : asphyxiate , stifle , suffocate
    Example Sentence
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children
    Definition
    (verb) become stultified, suppressed, or stifled
    Synonyms : suffocate
    Example Sentence
    • He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village
    Definition
    (verb) suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of
    Synonyms : suffocate
    Example Sentence
    • His job suffocated him
    Definition
    (verb) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    Example Sentence
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
    Definition
    (verb) reduce the air supply
    Synonyms : throttle
    Example Sentence
    • choke a carburetor
    Definition
    (verb) cause to retch or choke
    Synonyms : gag
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