chokes

present tense third-person singular of choke
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as in strangles
to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe let go of my throat—you're choking me!

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as in vomits
to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe the recommended procedure for helping someone who is choking

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as in smothers
to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air thick, black smoke choked the trapped firefighters

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“Chokes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chokes. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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