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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [choh-king]
    • /ˈtʃoʊ kɪŋ/
    • /tʃəʊk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [choh-king]
    • /ˈtʃoʊ kɪŋ/

Definitions of choking word

  • adjective choking causing breathing difficulties; suffocating 3
  • adjective choking (of the voice) husky and strained, especially because of emotion. 1
  • adjective choking causing the feeling of being choked: a choking cloud of smoke. 1
  • verb with object choking to stop the breath of by squeezing or obstructing the windpipe; strangle; stifle. 1
  • verb with object choking to stop by or as if by strangling or stifling: The sudden wind choked his words. 1
  • verb with object choking to stop by filling; obstruct; clog: Grease choked the drain. 1

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Parts of speech for Choking


choking popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% 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 choking

noun choking

  • asphyxiation — Asphyxiation is a lack of oxygen in blood, which causes suffocation.
  • astringency — An astringent taste.
  • suffocation — to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through the lungs or analogous organs, as gills; strangle.
  • stenosis — a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel.
  • interference — an act, fact, or instance of interfering.

adjective choking

  • asthmatic — People who suffer from asthma are sometimes referred to as asthmatics.
  • short-winded — short of breath; liable to difficulty in breathing.
  • tight — firmly or closely fixed in place; not easily moved; secure: a tight knot.
  • skintight — fitting almost as tightly as skin: skintight trousers.
  • watertight — constructed or fitted so tightly as to be impervious to water: The ship had six watertight compartments.

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