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choke

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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