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choke

choke

 
 
pronunciation:
chok
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
choke up
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part of speech: verb
inflections: choked, chokes, choking
definition 1: to stop or prevent the breathing of by squeezing or blocking the windpipe.
Loosen that rope around the dog's neck before it chokes him.
synonyms:
smother, strangle
definition 2: to clog or block.
A ball of hair is choking the pipe.
synonyms:
block, clog, obstruct
similar words:
close, constrict, plug up, stop up
definition 3: to have a hard time breathing, speaking, or swallowing.
He choked on a chicken bone.She was laughing so hard that she could only choke out a greeting to us.
synonyms:
gag, smother, strangle, suffocate
phrase: choke up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a device that controls the amount of air in an engine carburetor.
similar words:
carburetor
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