What does choke mean?

Definitions for choke
tʃoʊkchoke

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word choke.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. choke, choke coil, choking coil(noun)

    a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

  2. choke(verb)

    a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

  3. choke(verb)

    breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion

    "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"

  4. choke, gag, fret(verb)

    be too tight; rub or press

    "This neckband is choking the cat"

  5. choke, scrag(verb)

    wring the neck of

    "The man choked his opponent"

  6. choke, strangle(verb)

    constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

  7. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate(verb)

    struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

  8. choke(verb)

    fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation

    "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"

  9. choke(verb)

    check or slow down the action or effect of

    "She choked her anger"

  10. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul(verb)

    become or cause to become obstructed

    "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

  11. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke(verb)

    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

    "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

  12. suffocate, choke(verb)

    become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

    "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

  13. suffocate, choke(verb)

    suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

    "His job suffocated him"

  14. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  15. choke, throttle(verb)

    reduce the air supply

    "choke a carburetor"

  16. gag, choke(verb)

    cause to retch or choke

Wiktionary

  1. choke(Noun)

    A control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  2. choke(Noun)

    In wrestling, karate (etc.), a type of hold that can result in strangulation.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  3. choke(Noun)

    A constriction at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel which affects the spread of the shot.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  4. choke(Noun)

    A partial or complete blockage (of boulders, mud, etc.) in a cave passage.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  5. choke(Verb)

    To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  6. choke(Verb)

    To prevent someone from breathing by strangling them.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  7. choke(Verb)

    To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  8. choke(Verb)

    Of a cave passage, to be partly or completely blocked by boulders, mud etc.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

  9. choke(Verb)

    To move one's fingers very close to the tip of a pencil, brush or other art tool.

    Etymology: From choken (also cheken), from *, aceocian, probably derived from ceoce, ceace, see cheek. Cognate with kok, koka. See also achoke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choke(verb)

    to render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  2. Choke(verb)

    to obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  3. Choke(verb)

    to hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  4. Choke(verb)

    to affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  5. Choke(verb)

    to make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  6. Choke(verb)

    to have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  7. Choke(verb)

    to be checked, as if by choking; to stick

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  8. Choke(noun)

    a stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  9. Choke(noun)

    the tied end of a cartridge

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

  10. Choke(noun)

    a constriction in the bore of a shotgun, case of a rocket, etc

    Etymology: [OE. cheken, choken; cf. AS. ceocian to suffocate, Icel. koka to gulp, E. chincough, cough.]

Freebase

  1. Choke

    Choke is The Beautiful South's second album. It was pushed to number 2 in the charts after the release of the South's first and only number 1 single "A Little Time". The album was followed by two more singles, both of which were flops. "My Book", which became the band's first non top-40 single, peaked at number 43 and finally "Let Love Speak Up Itself", the last release from this album, only managed to reach number 51. Earlier versions of the album, regardless of format, contained only 11 tracks. The twelfth track was intended for the album from the beginning, but was removed at a late stage of production. Only in much later editions of the CD did the track finally appear, added without explanation to the end of the album. Original copies of "Choke" on cassette tape feature a long silence at the end of Side One, possibly indicating that this would have been the location originally intended for the track.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Choke

    chōk, v.t. to throttle: to suffocate: to stop or obstruct: to suppress.—v.i. to be choked or suffocated.—n. the action of choking.—n. Choke′-bore, the bore of a gun when narrowed at the muzzle so as to concentrate the shot: a shot-gun so bored.—v.t. to bore in such a way.—n. Choke′-cherr′y, a name given to certain nearly allied species of cherry, natives of North America, whose fruit, though at first rather agreeable, is afterwards astringent in the mouth.—adj. Choked, suffocated, clogged.—n. Choke′damp, the carbonic acid gas given off by coal which accumulates in coal-mines, and may suffocate those exposed to it.—adj. Choke′-full (see Chock-full).—ns. Chok′er, one who chokes: a neckerchief; Chok′ing, suffocation.—adj. smothering.—adj. Chok′y, tending to choke: inclined to choke.—Choke off, to put an end to, as if by choking; Choke up, to obstruct completely, to suffocate.—White choker, a white neckerchief worn by clergymen, &c. [Prob. from sound.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. choke

    [common] To reject input, often ungracefully. “NULs make System V's lpr(1) choke.” “I tried building an EMACS binary to use X, but cpp(1) choked on all those #defines.” See barf, vi.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. choke

    The nip of a rocket.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. choke

    The tied end of a cartridge; also the constriction of a rocket-case, etc.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of choke in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of choke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of choke in a Sentence

  1. Olivier Jakob:

    Every day now you have some Gulf OPEC member actively trying to talk the market down, oPEC is trying to choke U.S. oil producers.

  2. Jeff Melvoin:

    It's cabin fever season people, that time of year when four walls feel like they're going to come in here and choke the spirit right out of you. Time to lock away those firearms and hang tough. No way through it except to do it.

  3. Sandra Taglieri:

    I have — I ’m going to choke up, it’s so horrible — my children, same age, and as a community, you come together and you’re affected by it. It’s tragedy. No words. I don’t know how to explain it.

  4. Maya Angelou:

    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.

  5. Elliot Montalvan:

    I made sure he was rolled over on his side and face so we would not choke on his blood.

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Translations for choke

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  • verstik, wurggreepAfrikaans
  • задушавам се, удушвам, задъхвам се, задушавам, смукачBulgarian
  • sytič, dusit, snížené, škrtitCzech
  • taguWelsh
  • kvælertag, reduceretDanish
  • Würgegriff, ersticken, Choke, Drossel, reduziert, würgenGerman
  • τσοκGreek
  • sofocar, ahogar, asfixiar, estrangulador, estrangularSpanish
  • itoBasque
  • rikastin, supistin, tukos, kuristua, tukehtua, ryyppy, kuristusote, tikahtua, kuristaaFinnish
  • mainmise, étouffer, starter, réduit, suffoquer, jugulerFrench
  • mùch, tachdScottish Gaelic
  • reducidoGalician
  • חנק, נחנקHebrew
  • megfojt, fulladHungarian
  • strangolare, asfissiare, soffocare, strozzareItalian
  • 窒息, むせるJapanese
  • 목조 르기Korean
  • خنکان, fetisandin, fetisîn, خنکاندنKurdish
  • offōcōLatin
  • nanati, kōwaowaoMāori
  • саухMacedonian
  • macht, verstikkenDutch
  • kvelertak, redusertNorwegian
  • dławić się, krztusić się, dusićPolish
  • sufocar, estrangular, afogar, engasgar, asfixiarPortuguese
  • заслонка, задыхаться, задохнуться, подавиться, душить, давиться, задушитьRussian
  • smanjenSerbo-Croatian
  • škrtenie, zníženejSlovak
  • valvul ajri, mbytje, asfiksimAlbanian
  • järngrepp, minskas, choke, kvävaSwedish
  • bastırma, indirimli, bogmakTurkish
  • sự nắm cổ người nào, giảmVietnamese

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