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  Definition of choke
  1. a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine
  2. a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
  3. breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
  4. cause to retch or choke
  5. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  6. constrict (someone''s) throat and keep from breathing
  7. reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"
  8. die; "The old man finally kicked the bucket"
  9. suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him"
  10. become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
  11. impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
  12. become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
  13. be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
  14. wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"
  15. check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger"
  16. fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
Similar Words: choke coil, choking coil, gag, strangle, suffocate, throttle, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, croak, snuff it, stifle, asphyxiate, clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, foul, fret, scrag

 

Hyponyms: automatic choke, gum up, crap up, stuff, lug, choke up, block, silt up, silt

 

Grouped Verbs: suffocate

 

Part Meronyms: fuel system, circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit

 

Derivational Morphology: throttle, choking, suffocation, asphyxiation, strangulation, strangling, throttling, accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, gun, throttle valve, asphyxia, congestion, over-crowding, backup, clog, choker, collar, dog collar, neckband, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff, scrag, scrag end, garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler

 

 
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