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1. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion.

Synonyms

  • respire
  • take a breath
  • suspire

Antonyms

  • hop on
  • birth
  • arrive
  • start

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Choke

  • provoke
  • misspoke
  • stroke
  • revoke
  • invoke
  • stoke
  • spoke
  • snoke
  • smoke
  • smoak
  • schroeck
  • schmoke
  • laroque
  • larocque
  • evoke
  • droke
  • croke
  • croak
  • cloke
  • cloak
  • broke
  • bloke
  • baroque
  • awoke
  • yolk
  • yoke
  • yoak
  • wouk
  • wolk
  • woke

How do you pronounce choke?

Pronounce choke as ʧoʊk.

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Sentences with choke


1. Verb, base form
The bone must be big enough that it would be impossible for the cat to swallow it or choke.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Having the choke in a high position as the trimmer is running will cause it to cut out.

Quotes about choke


1. My life has been one great big joke,A dance that's walked,A song that's spoke,I laugh so hard I almost choke,When I think about myself.
- Maya Angelou

2. You're trying not to tell him you love him, and you're trying to choke down the feeling, and you're trembling, but he reaches over and he touches you, like a prayer for which no words exist, and you feel your heart taking root in your body, like you've discovered something you don't even have a name for.
- Richard Siken, Crush

3. IF YOU CHOKE YOUR POTENTIAL BEFORE IT HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A POSSIBILITY YOU WILL NEVER REACH YOUR DESTIN*OU CHOKE YOUR POTENTIAL BEFORE IT HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A POSSIBILITY YOU WILL NEVER REACH YOUR DESTINY
*- Mo Stegall


2. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] be too tight; rub or press.

Synonyms

  • fret
  • constrict
  • squeeze
  • compact
  • contract
  • compress
  • press

Antonyms

  • boil
  • open
  • alkalize
  • nitrify

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] wring the neck of.

Synonyms

  • squeeze
  • scrag
  • compact
  • contract
  • compress
  • press

Antonyms

  • demulsify
  • cool
  • curdle
  • get well

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.

Synonyms

  • constrict
  • squeeze
  • compact
  • contract
  • compress
  • press

Antonyms

  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place
  • forbid

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake.

Synonyms

  • gag
  • strangle
  • suffocate
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • function
  • stay
  • enjoy
  • appear

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] reduce the air supply.

Synonyms

  • enrich

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] cause to retch or choke.

Synonyms

  • sicken

Antonyms

  • inhale
  • continue

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] become or cause to become obstructed.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • impede
  • block
  • silt up
  • choke up
  • congest
  • silt
  • foul
  • crap up
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • clog up
  • clog
  • close up
  • gum up
  • lug
  • jam
  • choke off
  • back up

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • free
  • heat
  • relax

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. choke

noun. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current.

Synonyms

  • electric circuit
  • choke coil
  • choking coil
  • electrical circuit
  • coil

Antonyms

  • come
  • file in
  • enter
  • pop in

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. choke

verb. ['ˈtʃoʊk'] become stultified, suppressed, or stifled.

Synonyms

  • become
  • suffocate

Antonyms

  • begin
  • explode
  • synthesize

Etymology

  • choken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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