choke (Noun) — A coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current.
choke (Noun) — A valve that controls the flow of air into the carburettor of a petrol engine.
choke (Noun) — A narrowing at the end of a shotgun barrel used to restrict the spread of the shot.
choke (Verb) — Breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion. ex. "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
choke (Verb) — Be too tight; rub or press. ex. "This neckband is choking the cat"
choke (Verb) — Wring the neck of. ex. "The man choked his opponent"
choke (Verb) — Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.
choke (Verb) — Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake. ex. "he swallowed a fishbone and choked"
choke (Verb) — Fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation. ex. "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience"
choke (Verb) — Check or slow down the action or effect of. ex. "She choked her anger"
choke (Verb) — Become or cause to become obstructed. ex. "The leaves choke off our drains in the Fall"
choke (Verb) — Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of. ex. "The foul air was slowly choking the children"
choke (Verb) — Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled. ex. "He is choking--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"
choke (Verb) — Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of. ex. "His job choked him"
choke (Verb) — Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.
choke (Verb) — Reduce the air supply. ex. "choke a carburettor"
choke (Verb) — Cause to retch or choke.