choking


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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 ?
Don't stop to quirk your little finger and simper over your plate, Amy," cried Jo, choking on her tea and dropping her bread, butter side down, on the carpet in her haste to get at the treat.
The man became insane; he stood over me, choking me with one fist and beating me in the face with the other, hissing and chuckling and letting out a flood of abuse.
She trembled, she was choking, and the tears blinded her.
Exerting his renovated powers to their utmost, he was yet filling the arches of the cave with long and full tones, when a yell burst into the air without, that instantly stilled his pious strains, choking his voice suddenly, as though his heart had literally bounded into the passage of his throat.
said Jessie choking, but moving towards the door with Spartan-like calmness.
But the storm demon kept watch above, and, whenever a flame was kindled, drove the smoke back again, choking the chimney's sooty throat with its own breath.
What a relief it was to choking Stubb, when a rat made a sudden racket in the hold below.
His spout was short, slow, and laborious; coming forth with a choking sort of gush, and spending itself in torn shreds, followed by strange subterranean commotions in him, which seemed to have egress at his other buried extremity, causing the waters behind him to upbubble.
Jurgis sat with his hands clenched and beads of perspiration on his forehead, and there was a great lump in Ona's throat, choking her.
Tom spoke with a thick utterance, and with a bitter choking in his throat,--but he spoke brave and strong.
However, we plunged into the wood, they skurrying in the lead, and the trouble was quickly revealed: they had hanged a little fellow with a bark rope, and he was kicking and struggling, in the process of choking to death.
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.