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."