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Overview of verb choke

The verb choke has 14 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (8) choke

(breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband")

2. (2) choke, gag, fret

(be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat")

3. (1) choke, scrag

(wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent")

4. (1) choke, strangle

(constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing)

5. (1) gag, choke, strangle, suffocate

(struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged")

6. choke

(fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience")

7. choke

(check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger")

8. clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul

(become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up")

9. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke

(impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children")

10. suffocate, choke

(become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating

11. suffocate, choke

(suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him")

12. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it

(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")

13. choke, throttle

(reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor")

14. gag, choke

(cause to retch or choke)

Overview of adj choked

The adj choked has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) choked, clogged

(stopped up; clogged up; "clogged pipes"; "clogged up freeways"; "streets choked with traffic") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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