choking

present participle of choke
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as in strangling
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 vomiting
to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe the recommended procedure for helping someone who is choking

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“Choking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/choking. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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