Definition and Meanings for choke
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Part of Speech of choke
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun
Etymology of choke
Meaning of choke
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle.
- to obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
- to hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
- to affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
- to make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
as intransitive verb
- to have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.
- to be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
- a stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation.
- the tied end of a cartridge.;a constriction in the bore of a shotgun, case of a rocket, etc.