Associations to the word «Choke»

Wiktionary

CHOKE, verb. (intransitive) To be unable to breathe because of obstruction of the windpipe, for instance food or other objects that go down the wrong way.
CHOKE, verb. (transitive) To prevent someone from breathing by strangling or filling the windpipe.
CHOKE, verb. To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
CHOKE, verb. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
CHOKE, verb. (intransitive) (fluid mechanics) (of a duct) to reach a condition of maximum flowrate, due to the flow at the narrowest point of the duct becoming sonic (Ma = 1).
CHOKE, verb. (intransitive) To perform badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when one is winning.
CHOKE, verb. To move one's fingers very close to the tip of a pencil, brush or other art tool.
CHOKE, verb. To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.
CHOKE, verb. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
CHOKE, verb. To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
CHOKE, noun. A control on a carburetor to adjust the air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold.
CHOKE, noun. (sports) In wrestling, karate (etc.), a type of hold that can result in strangulation.
CHOKE, noun. A constriction at the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel which affects the spread of the shot.
CHOKE, noun. A partial or complete blockage (of boulders, mud, etc.) in a cave passage.
CHOKE, noun. The mass of immature florets in the centre of the bud of an artichoke.
CHOKE, noun. (electronics) choking coil
CHOKE A DARKIE, verb. (slang) To defecate.
CHOKE CHAIN, noun. A dog collar designed to pinch or squeeze the dog or other animal when the leash is pulled.
CHOKE CHAINS, noun. Plural of choke chain
CHOKE COLLAR, noun. A dog's collar which tightens itself so as to choke the dog, when it pulls the leash. Used especially for training. [1]
CHOKE COLLARS, noun. Plural of choke collar
CHOKE DAMP, noun. An asphyxiant found in enclosed places such as mines and sewers; a mixture of several gases left after oxygen is removed from the air, typically nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
CHOKE HOLD, noun. Alternative form of chokehold.
CHOKE OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To get rid of, cause to come to an end.
CHOKE OFF, verb. To stop a person in the execution of a purpose.
CHOKE PEAR, noun. A torture device consisting of a metal body (usually pear-shaped) divided into spoon-like segments that can be spread apart by turning a screw.
CHOKE PEAR, noun. A kind of pear with a rough, astringent taste, difficult to swallow.
CHOKE PEAR, noun. (archaic) (vulgar) A sarcasm by which one is put to silence; anything that cannot be answered.
CHOKE PEARS, noun. Plural of choke pear
CHOKE PRICE, noun. The minimum price of a good or service that would result in zero quantity being demanded.
CHOKE THE CHICKEN, verb. (idiomatic) (slang) To masturbate.
CHOKE THE LUFF, verb. (nautical) to temporarily stop the movement of a rope through a block by jamming the sheave with the hauling rope; a pull on the rope releases it
CHOKE UP, verb. (intransitive) To (temporarily) lose one's power of speech, because of embarrassment, fear etc.
CHOKE UP, verb. (transitive) To block up, to cause something to be blocked.
CHOKE UP, verb. (transitive) To block, to block up (figuratively).
CHOKE UP, verb. (baseball) (intransitive) To hold the bat higher (farther from the knob) than is normal.

Dictionary definition

CHOKE, noun. A coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current.
CHOKE, noun. A valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine.
CHOKE, verb. Breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband".
CHOKE, verb. Be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat".
CHOKE, verb. Wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent".
CHOKE, verb. Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.
CHOKE, verb. Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged".
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".
CHOKE, verb. Check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger".
CHOKE, verb. Become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up".
CHOKE, verb. Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children".
CHOKE, verb. Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village".
CHOKE, verb. Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him".
CHOKE, 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".
CHOKE, verb. Reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor".
CHOKE, verb. Cause to retch or choke.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.