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Definition of Choke


  1. To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle.
  2. To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
  3. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
  4. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
  5. To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
  6. To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.
  7. To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
  8. A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation.
  9. The tied end of a cartridge.
  10. A constriction in the bore of a shotgun, case of a rocket, etc.

Choke Quotations

Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
Abraham Lincoln

It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.
Jules Renard

I almost choke on my popcorn when I hear film stars, who walk on red carpets as much as the rest of us do on zebra crossings, criticising youngsters who crave fame.
Julie Burchill

Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
June Jordan
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Choke Translations

choke in Afrikaans is onderdruk
choke in Dutch is choken, wurgen, worgen
choke in Finnish is tukehduttaa
choke in Italian is tordo, affogare
choke in Latin is suffoco
choke in Norwegian is kvele
choke in Portuguese is bloqueador
choke in Spanish is sofocar, estrangular
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