choke point

choke point
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk point]
    • /tʃoʊk pɔɪnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk point]
    • /tʃoʊk pɔɪnt/

Definitions of choke point words

  • noun choke point a place of greatest congestion and often hazard; bottleneck. 1
  • noun choke point strait, pass obstructing an attack 1
  • noun choke point strait, pass obstructing an attack 1
  • noun choke point bottleneck, congested place 1
  • noun choke point bottleneck, congested place 1

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Origin of choke point

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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Parts of speech for Choke point


choke point popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for choke point

noun choke point

  • conduit — A conduit is a small tunnel, pipe, or channel through which water or electrical wires go.
  • bottleneck — A bottleneck is a place where a road becomes narrow or where it meets another road so that the traffic slows down or stops, often causing traffic jams.
  • course — Course is often used in the expression 'of course', or instead of 'of course' in informal spoken English. See of course.
  • duct — any tube, canal, pipe, or conduit by which a fluid, air, or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
  • trench — Richard Chenevix [shen-uh-vee] /ˈʃɛn ə vi/ (Show IPA), 1807–86, English clergyman and scholar, born in Ireland.

Antonyms for choke point

noun choke point

  • miracle — an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
  • advantage — An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people.
  • success — the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals.
  • solution — the act of solving a problem, question, etc.: The situation is approaching solution.
  • comfort — If you are doing something in comfort, you are physically relaxed and contented, and are not feeling any pain or other unpleasant sensations.

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