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choke meaning and definition

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CHOKE noun

Definition of choke (noun)

  1. a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
  2. a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

CHOKE verb

Definition of choke (verb)

  1. breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion
    • "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
  2. be too tight; rub or press
    • "This neckband is choking the cat"
    • synonyms: fret, gag
  3. wring the neck of
    • "The man choked his opponent"
    • synonyms: scrag
  4. constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
  5. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
  6. 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. check or slow down the action or effect of
    • "She choked her anger"
  8. become or cause to become obstructed
  9. impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  10. become stultified, suppressed, or stifled
    • "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
    • synonyms: suffocate
  11. suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of
  12. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  13. reduce the air supply
  14. cause to retch or choke
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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