Definitions for choke

Definitions for (noun) choke

Main entry: choke

Definition: a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

Main entry: choke, choke coil, choking coil

Definition: a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

Definitions for (verb) choke

Main entry: choke

Definition: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion

Usage: She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband

Main entry: gag, choke

Definition: cause to retch or choke

Main entry: choke, gag, suffocate, strangle

Definition: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

Usage: he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

Main entry: strangle, choke

Definition: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Main entry: throttle, choke

Definition: reduce the air supply

Usage: choke a carburetor

Main entry: snuff it, buy the farm, choke, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

Definition: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Usage: 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

Main entry: suffocate, choke

Definition: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

Usage: His job suffocated him

Main entry: choke, suffocate

Definition: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

Usage: He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village

Main entry: choke, stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

Definition: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

Usage: The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Main entry: clog, clog up, choke, choke off, congest, foul, back up

Definition: become or cause to become obstructed

Usage: The leaves clog our drains in the Fall; The water pipe is backed up

Main entry: fret, gag, choke

Definition: be too tight; rub or press

Usage: This neckband is choking the cat

Main entry: choke, scrag

Definition: wring the neck of

Usage: The man choked his opponent

Main entry: choke

Definition: check or slow down the action or effect of

Usage: She choked her anger

Main entry: choke

Definition: fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation

Usage: The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience

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