Search Result:choke

KK Pronunciation

〔 tʃok 〕


〔 tʃouk 〕

Overview of noun choke

The noun choke has 2 senses

  • choke, choke coil, choking coil -- (a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current)

  • choke -- (a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine)

Overview of verb choke

The verb choke has 14 senses

  • choke -- (breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband")

  • choke, gag, fret -- (be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat")

  • choke, scrag -- (wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent")

  • choke, strangle -- (constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing)

  • gag, choke, strangle, suffocate -- (struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged")

  • 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")

  • choke -- (check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger")

  • clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul -- (become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up")

  • suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke -- (impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children")

  • suffocate, choke -- (become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village")

  • suffocate, choke -- (suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him")

  • die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it -- (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "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")

  • choke, throttle -- (reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor")

  • gag, choke -- (cause to retch or choke)