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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk]
    • /tʃoʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohk]
    • /tʃoʊk/

Definitions of chokeable word

  • verb with object chokeable to stop the breath of by squeezing or obstructing the windpipe; strangle; stifle. 1
  • verb with object chokeable to stop by or as if by strangling or stifling: The sudden wind choked his words. 1
  • verb with object chokeable to stop by filling; obstruct; clog: Grease choked the drain. 1
  • verb with object chokeable to suppress (a feeling, emotion, etc.) (often followed by back or down): I managed to choke back my tears. 1
  • verb with object chokeable to fill chock-full: The storeroom was choked with furniture. 1
  • verb with object chokeable to seize (a log, felled tree, etc.) with a chain, cable, or the like, so as to facilitate removal. 1

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Origin of chokeable

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

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Parts of speech for Chokeable


chokeable popularity

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".

chokeable usage trend in Literature

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