To choke off

to stop a person in the execution of a purpose; as, to choke off a speaker by uproar.

See also: Choke

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The move aims to choke off financing to the country's largest and most profitable petrochemical group and extends to its 39 subsidiaries and "foreign-based sales agents," Treasury said in a statement.
sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November.
A 26-year-old woman was sentenced to 12.6 years in prison for an attempt to choke off her own child with a pillow in a kindergarten, Osh city court told AKIpress.
The APHC leaders said that the country that claims to be the world's largest democracy on one hand had deprived Kashmiris of their fundamental rights for last 71 years while on the other its forces have let loose reign of terror in the region to choke off every dissenting voice.
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"There are 11 million children in need of humanitarian aid and the attack will lead to choke off this lifeline and will have devastating consequences", the statement said.
Details of Trump's comments to the Russians would seem to bolster theories that he fired Comey in a bid to choke off the Russia investigation.
However, she said, funding by private individuals and organizations to private entities through informal channels, regardless of the source and country, are being brought under tighter scrutiny in the National Action Plan against terrorism, to choke off any possibility of financing for terrorists and terrorist organizations.
Campaigners say that a Liverpool high-speed line is necessary not to choke off prospects for the expanding Port of Liverpool.
Mark Carney said that the central bank could provide more stimuli for Britain's economy if financial markets get ahead of themselves and threaten to choke off recovery.
The statement came a day after Egypt's military-backed government tightened its crackdown on the Brotherhood, ordering the arrest of its spiritual leader in a bid to choke off the group's campaign to reinstate Mr Morsi, now held at an undisclosed Defence Ministry facility.
The report follows US warnings over Iranian threats to choke off traffic