choke off


choked off; choking off; chokes off

transitive verb

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

Examples of choke off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yoni Mizrachi, the head of settlement tracking at Peace Now, described the land grab announced Wednesday as part of a strategy to establish a buffer zone between Jordan and Palestinian lands and choke off the practical possibility of a Palestinian state. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 4 July 2024 But what causes the black hole’s feeding frenzy to start and later choke off again? Daniel Clery,, 3 July 2024 The Key Bridge was struck by the cargo ship Dali the morning of March 26, causing the bridge to crumble, the deaths of six construction workers and the choking off of a significant portion of the port’s shipping channel. Hannah Gaskill, Baltimore Sun, 3 July 2024 When one vintner worried that the party’s anti-immigrant program might choke off the local labor supply, a National Rally official offered reassurance. Lee Hockstader, Washington Post, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for choke off 

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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