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choke

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of choke

  1. 1 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe let go of my throat—you're choking me! Synonyms of choke garrote (or garotte), strangle, suffocate, throttle Words Related to choke asphyxiate, smother, stifle; scrag Near Antonyms of choke restore, resuscitate, revive

  2. 2 to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe the recommended procedure for helping someone who is choking Synonyms of choke gag, suffocate Words Related to choke heave, retch, throw up, vomit; asphyxiate, smother, stifle Near Antonyms of choke breathe, respire; expire, inspire

  3. 3 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air thick, black smoke choked the trapped firefighters Synonyms of choke smother, stifle, strangle, suffocateWords Related to choke garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slayNear Antonyms of choke breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire; resuscitate, revive

  4. 4 to prevent passage through by filling with something overgrown bushes choked the narrow alleyway between the buildings Synonyms of choke block, clog, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, occlude, plug (up), stop (up), stuffWords Related to choke bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swampNear Antonyms of choke excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lightenAntonyms of choke clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop



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