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1 choke /ˈtʃoʊk/ verb
chokes; choked; choking
1 choke
/ˈtʃoʊk/
verb
chokes; choked; choking
Learner's definition of CHOKE
[no object] : to become unable to breathe usually because something gets stuck in your throat or because the air is not good for breathing
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to stop breathing by squeezing the throat
: to make (someone) unable to breathe in a normal way
◊ If you or your voice is choked with emotion, rage, etc., you are feeling emotion in such a strong way that it is hard for you to talk.
[+ object] : to stop (something) from growing or developing often + out
[+ object] : to fill (something) completely so that movement is stopped or slowed
often + up
[no object] informal : to fail to do something well because you are very nervous

choke back

[phrasal verb]
◊ If you are choking back tears, rage, anger, etc., you are finding it very hard not to cry or express emotion.

choke down

[phrasal verb]
choke down (something) or choke (something) down informal
: to eat (something) with difficulty or without enjoyment

choke off

[phrasal verb]
choke off (something) also choke (something) off
: to make (something) smaller, weaker, or less powerful : to cause (something) to slow down or stop
: to prevent (something) from flowing or getting through

choke out

[phrasal verb]
choke (something) out or choke out (something)
: to say (something) with difficulty because of strong emotion

choke up

[phrasal verb]
◊ If you choke up or get/become (all) choked up, you are almost crying and have trouble talking because of strong emotion.
baseball : to move your hands to a higher position on a baseball bat often + on
2 choke /ˈtʃoʊk/ noun
plural chokes
2 choke
/ˈtʃoʊk/
noun
plural chokes
Learner's definition of CHOKE
[count]
: a part in a vehicle that controls the flow of air into the engine
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