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Definition of "Choke" :

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

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

verb: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion

"She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband."

verb: cause to retch or choke

verb: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

verb: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

verb: reduce the air supply

"Choke a carburetor."

verb: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

verb: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

verb: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

verb: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

verb: become or cause to become obstructed

verb: be too tight; rub or press

verb: wring the neck of

"The man choked his opponent."

verb: check or slow down the action or effect of

"She choked her anger."

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."