Dictionary Results for chokes

1. choke - noun

· a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

Synonym(s): choke_coil, choking_coil

Hypernym(s): coil

2. choke - noun

· a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

Hypernym(s): valve

3. choke - verb

· breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"

Hypernym(s): breathe, take_a_breath, respire, suspire

4. choke - verb

· be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"

Synonym(s): gag, fret

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

5. choke - verb

· wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"

Synonym(s): scrag

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

6. choke - verb

· constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

Synonym(s): strangle

Hypernym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

7. choke - verb

· struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

Synonym(s): gag, strangle, suffocate

Hypernym(s): suffer, hurt

8. choke - verb

· fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"

Hypernym(s): fail, neglect

9. choke - verb

· check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger"

Hypernym(s): inhibit, bottle_up, suppress

10. choke - verb

· become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"

Synonym(s): clog, choke_off, clog_up, back_up, congest, foul

Hypernym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close_up

11. choke - verb

· impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

Synonym(s): suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate

Hypernym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close_up

12. choke - verb

· become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

Synonym(s): suffocate

Hypernym(s): become, turn

13. choke - verb

· suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him"

Synonym(s): suffocate

Hypernym(s): stifle, dampen

14. choke - verb

· pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

Synonym(s): die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass_away, expire, pass, kick_the_bucket, cash_in_one%27s_chips, buy_the_farm, conk, give-up_the_ghost, drop_dead, pop_off, croak, snuff_it

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

15. choke - verb

· reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"

Synonym(s): throttle

Hypernym(s): enrich

16. choke - verb

· cause to retch or choke

Synonym(s): gag

Hypernym(s): sicken

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