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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

In 2008, while the film version of my book 'Choke' was coming to market, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. That meant that I had to appear in public to promote a comedy about a son trying to save his dying mother - the plot of Choke - while privately I was caring for my own dying mother. It was torture.
Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

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

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
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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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