choke

[[t]tʃo͟ʊk[/t]]
chokes, choking, choked
1) V-ERG When you choke or when something chokes you, you cannot breathe properly or get enough air into your lungs.

The coffee was almost too hot to swallow and made him choke for a moment...

[V on n] A small child could choke on the doll's hair...

[V n] Dense smoke swirled and billowed, its rank fumes choking her...

[V to n] The girl choked to death after breathing in smoke.

2) VERB To choke someone means to squeeze their neck until they are dead.

[V n] The men pushed him into the entrance of a nearby building where they choked him with his tie.

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3) VERB: usu passive If a place is choked with things or people, it is full of them and they prevent movement in it.

[be V-ed with n] The village's roads are choked with traffic...

[be V-ed by n] His pond has been choked by the fast-growing weed.

4) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu the N Thechoke in a car, truck, or other vehicle is a device that reduces the amount of air going into the engine and makes it easier to start.
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  • Choke — [tʃoːk] der; s, s; ein Mechanismus im Auto, den man besonders bei kaltem Motor benutzt, um besser starten zu können <den Choke ziehen; mit gezogenem Choke fahren> …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • Choke — [tʃo:k, engl. tʃouk] der; s, s u. Choker der; s, <aus gleichbed. engl. choke zu to choke »drosseln, würgen«> Luftklappe im Vergaser (Kaltstarthilfe; Kfz Technik) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • choke up — {v.} 1a. To come near losing calmness or self control from strong feeling; be upset by your feelings. * /When one speaker after another praised John, he choked up and couldn t thank them./ * /When Father tried to tell me how glad he was to see me …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Choke — Choke, n. 1. A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gun.) (a) The tied end of a cartridge. (b) A constriction in the bore of a shotgun, case of a rocket, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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