Pronunciation: chōk
v. t.1.To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle.
[imp. & p. p. Choked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Choking.]
2.To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
3.To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
Oats and darnel choke the rising corn.
- Dryden.
4.To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
5.To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
To choke off
to stop a person in the execution of a purpose; as, to choke off a speaker by uproar.
v. i.1.To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.
2.To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
The words choked in his throat.
- Sir W. Scott.
n.1.A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation.
2.(Gun.) The tied end of a cartridge.
Noun1.choke - a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
2.choke - a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine
Verb1.choke - breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
2.choke - be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
Synonyms: gag, fret
3.choke - wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"
Synonyms: scrag
4.choke - constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
Synonyms: strangle
5.choke - struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
Synonyms: gag, strangle, suffocate
6.choke - fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
7.choke - check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger"
8.choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
9.choke - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
10.choke - become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
Synonyms: suffocate
11.choke - suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him"
Synonyms: suffocate
12.choke - die; "The old man finally kicked the bucket"
13.choke - reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"
Synonyms: throttle
14.choke - cause to retch or choke
Synonyms: gag
1.choke - To reject input, often ungracefully. "NULs make System V's "lpr(1)" choke." "I tried building an Emacs binary to use X, but "cpp(1)" choked on all those "#define"s." See barf, gag.
2.choke - [MIT] More generally, to fail at any endeavor, but with some flair or bravado; the popular definition is "to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory."
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