choke

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

choke

verb

Definition of CHOKE

1
to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe <let go of my throat—you're choking me!>
Synonyms garrote (or garotte), strangle, suffocate, throttle
Related Words asphyxiate, smother, stifle; scrag
Near Antonyms restore, resuscitate, revive
2
to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe <the recommended procedure for helping someone who is choking>
Synonyms gag, suffocate
Near Antonyms breathe, respire; expire, inspire
3
to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air <thick, black smoke choked the trapped firefighters>
Related Words garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay
4
to prevent passage through by filling with something <overgrown bushes choked the narrow alleyway between the buildings>
Synonyms block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuff
Near Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lighten
Antonyms clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

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