choke off

verb
choked off; choking off; chokes off

Definition of choke off

transitive verb

: to bring to a stop or to an end as if by choking

First Known Use of choke off

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of choke off was in 1818

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“Choke off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choke%20off. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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