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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chohks]
    • /tʃoʊks/
    • /tʃəʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chohks]
    • /tʃoʊks/

Definitions of chokes word

  • noun chokes the act or sound of choking. 1
  • noun chokes a mechanism by which the air supply to the carburetor of an internal-combustion engine can be diminished or stopped. 1
  • noun chokes Machinery. any mechanism that, by blocking a passage, regulates the flow of air, gas, etc. 1
  • noun chokes Electricity. choke coil. 1
  • noun chokes a narrowed part, as in a chokebore. 1
  • noun chokes the bristly upper portion of the receptacle of the artichoke. 1

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Parts of speech for Chokes


chokes popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% 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".

chokes usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chokes

verb chokes

  • blocks — a solid mass of wood, stone, etc., usually with one or more flat or approximately flat faces.
  • bars — Plural form of bar.
  • checks — Plural form of check.
  • cheques — Plural form of cheque.
  • diesMartin, 1901–72, U.S. politician.

Antonyms for chokes

verb chokes

  • advances — personal overtures made in an attempt to become friendly, gain a favour, etc
  • aids — AIDS is a disease which destroys the natural system of protection that the body has against other diseases. AIDS is an abbreviation for 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome'.
  • assists — Plural form of assist.

Top questions with chokes

  • what to do when someone chokes?
  • what to do if a toddler chokes?
  • what do you do when someone chokes?
  • what are the best chokes for sporting clays?

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