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Overview of noun choking

The noun choking has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. choking

(a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx))

2. choking, strangling, strangulation, throttling

(the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the accused")

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) © 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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