choke choke  /ˈtʃoʊk/


  1. (n) a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
  2. (n) a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine
  3. (v) breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion
  4. (v) be too tight; rub or press
  5. (v) wring the neck of
  6. (v) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
  7. (v) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
  8. (v) fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation
  9. (v) check or slow down the action or effect of
  10. (v) become or cause to become obstructed
  11. (v) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  12. (v) become stultified, suppressed, or stifled
  13. (v) suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of
  14. (v) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  15. (v) reduce the air supply
  16. (v) cause to retch or choke

Derived Word(s)


  1. It is widely accepted that without deals between the prosecutor and the accused, time-consuming trials would cause many courts to choke on overcrowded dockets.
  2. UPSs Eskew sees a $3 trillion market opportunity: Customers want one throat to choke.


  1. Man killed friend with 'rear naked choke hold'

    A New Jersey man is facing a criminal homicide charge, nearly a year after police said he killed a longtime friend with a "rear naked choke hold." Charles Derr and friend Matthew Stilwell, 53, of Richboro, got into an argument after a booze-fueled July
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Scranton Times-Tribune

  2. Turkish PM Threatens to 'Choke' Foreign Speculators

    Turkey faced fresh turmoil on Monday, as the lira weakened against the dollar and trading in the Istanbul stock market was delayed following a glitch. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned on Sunday that he would "choke" financial market speculators.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Turkey's Erdogan vows to 'choke' financial speculators

    By Jonathon Burch ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Sunday to "choke" financial market speculators who he said were growing rich off "the sweat of the people", and urged Turks to put their money in state not private banks. Speaking at a series of rallies in the capital Ankara after a week of the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years, Erdogan blamed a ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "But like all the governments there have been until now, I will have to meet the needs of natural growth in the population. I will not be able to choke the settlements," Netanyahu said.
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: Reuters India

  2. "Everybody had a lump in their throat before the game," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "You couldn't help but choke up."
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Joe Torre Source:

  3. "I am happy to pull it out, it was really close," Williams said. "I knew I had to get in the lead so if I choked, I had some points to choke on."
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: Bloomberg

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