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choke

 (chōk)
v. choked, chok·ing, chokes
v.tr.
1. To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
2.
a. To check or slow down the movement, growth, or action of: a garden that was choked by weeds.
b. To block up or obstruct by filling or clogging: Mud choked the drainpipe.
c. To fill up completely; jam: Major commuter arteries were choked with stalled traffic.
3. To reduce the air intake of (a carburetor), thereby enriching the fuel mixture.
4. Sports To grip (a bat or racket, for example) at a point nearer the hitting surface.
v.intr.
1. To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
2. To become blocked up or obstructed.
3. Sports To shorten one's grip on the handle of a bat or racket. Often used with up.
4. To fail to perform effectively because of nervous agitation or tension, especially in an athletic contest: choked by missing an easy putt on the final hole.
n.
1. The act or sound of choking.
2.
a. Something that constricts or chokes.
b. A slight narrowing of the barrel of a shotgun serving to concentrate the shot.
3. A device used in an internal-combustion engine to enrich the fuel mixture by reducing the flow of air to the carburetor.
4. The fibrous inedible center of an artichoke head.
Phrasal Verbs:
choke back
To hold back; suppress: choked back his tears.
choke off
To bring to an end as if by choking: "Treasury borrowing of existing savings would drive up the interest rate and choke off economic activity" (Paul Craig Roberts).
choke up
To be unable to speak because of strong emotion.

[Middle English choken, short for achoken, from Old English āceōcian : ā-, intensive pref. + cēoce, cēace, jaw, cheek.]

choking

(ˈtʃəʊkɪŋ)
adj
causing breathing difficulties; suffocating

chok•ing

(ˈtʃoʊ kɪŋ)

adj.
1. (of the voice) husky and strained, esp. because of emotion.
2. causing the feeling of being choked: choking gas fumes.
[1560–70]
chok′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.choking - a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)choking - a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
2.choking - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipechoking - the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused"
suffocation, asphyxiation - killing by depriving of oxygen
Translations

choking

[ˈtʃəʊkɪŋ]
B. Nahogo m, asfixia f

choking

[ˈtʃəʊkɪŋ] adj [fumes, dust] → suffocant(e)

choking

adj
smoke, fumesbeißend; choking dustStaub m, → der einem die Luft zum Atmen nimmt
sob, moan, gasperstickt

choking

n (asphyxia) asfixia, ahogo; (on food, etc.) atragantamiento
References in classic literature ?
As, hand on the wheel, she paused a moment before starting, she was conscious of a choking sensation.
Tom kissed her, with a choking sensation in his throat, and made a show of being confident of finding the searchers or an escape from the cave; then he took the kite-line in his hand and went groping down one of the passages on his hands and knees, distressed with hunger and sick with bodings of coming doom.
When Kala had been slain a peculiar choking sensation had possessed his throat; contact with Histah, the snake, imparted an unpleasant sensation to the skin of his whole body; while the approach of an enemy made the hairs on his scalp stand erect.
Even while he whistles his impetuosity away with the national anthem, some involuntary shakings of his head and heavings of his chest still linger behind, not to mention an occasional hasty adjustment with both hands of his open shirt-collar, as if it were scarcely open enough to prevent his being troubled by a choking sensation.
Urwin said he visited his doctor last May because he was feeling tired and had woken up with a choking sensation and fighting for breath on a couple of occasions.
Urwin said he visited his GP because of tiredness and had woken with a choking sensation and fighting for breath on occasions.