Definition Of choke


(of a person or animal) have severe difficulty in breathing because of a constricted or obstructed throat or a lack of air.

Willie choked on a mouthful of soda

a valve in the carburetor of a gasoline engine that is used to reduce the amount of air in the fuel mixture when the engine is started.

They are used in a wide variety of applications, including throttle cables, emergency brakes, chokes and air intakes.

an action or sound of a person or animal having or seeming to have difficulty in breathing.

a little choke of laughter

enrich the fuel mixture in (a gasoline engine) by reducing the intake of air.

fill (a passage or space), especially so as to make movement difficult or impossible.

the roads were choked with traffic

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Example Of choke

  • a full choke gun

  • a little choke of laughter

  • After a year or so I could hardly choke the stuff down any more.

  • an automatic choke

  • Another commonly held belief among members of the analyst community is that high oil prices will choke off economic growth.

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