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choke

verb

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1 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe
  • let go of my throat—you're choking me!

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2 to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe
  • the recommended procedure for helping someone who is choking

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3 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air
  • thick, black smoke choked the trapped firefighters

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4 to prevent passage through by filling with something
  • overgrown bushes choked the narrow alleyway between the buildings

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The first known use of choke was in the 14th century

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“Choke.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/choke. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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