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Definitions of choke word
- verb choke When you choke or when something chokes you, you cannot breathe properly or get enough air into your lungs. 3
- verb choke To choke someone means to squeeze their neck until they are dead. 3
- verb choke If a place is choked with things or people, it is full of them and they prevent movement in it. 3
- countable noun choke The choke in a car, truck, or other vehicle is a device that reduces the amount of air going into the engine and makes it easier to start. 3
- verb choke to hinder or stop the breathing of (a person or animal), esp by constricting the windpipe or by asphyxiation 3
- verb choke to have trouble or fail in breathing, swallowing, or speaking 3
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Origin of choke
First appearance:before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English choken, cheken, variant of achoken, acheken, Old English ācēocian to suffocate; akin to Old Norse kōk gullet
Parts of speech for Choke
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for choke
- clog — When something clogs a hole or place, it blocks it so that nothing can pass through.
- congest — to crowd or become crowded to excess; overfill
- drown — to die under water or other liquid of suffocation.
- suffocate — to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle.
- kill — to deprive of life in any manner; cause the death of; slay. Synonyms: slaughter, massacre, butcher; hang, electrocute, behead, guillotine, strangle, garrote; assassinate.
- draughts — a drawing, sketch, or design.
- full court press — Basketball. a tactic of harassing, close-guarding defense in which the team without the ball pressures the opponent man-to-man the entire length of the court in order to disrupt dribbling or passing and force a turnover: Suddenly behind by eighteen points, they went to a full-court press.
- pressure — the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it: the pressure of earth against a wall.
- gulp — to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid.
- draught — a drawing, sketch, or design.
Antonyms for choke
- aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
- assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.
- release — to lease again.
- liberate — to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
- permit — to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
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