Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Related Words heave, retch, throw up, vomit; asphyxiate, smother, stifle 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> Synonyms smother, stifle, strangle, suffocateRelated Words garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slayNear Antonyms breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire; resuscitate, revive
4 to prevent passage through by filling with something <overgrown bushes choked the narrow alleyway between the buildings> Synonyms block, clog, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuffRelated Words bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop
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