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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

Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
H. G. Wells

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
Maya Angelou

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

Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes, your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write.
Mark Cuban

I think there are a lot of things out there that are humorous that people don't realize until you actually show them what is going on. Saran Wrap for one thing. You know, you could pull enough of that out of the box and it will actually kill you. It will get a hold of you, stick to you, and choke you to death.
Tim Conway
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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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