Spanish translation of 'choke'
(Automobiles) (e)stárter m ⧫ chok(e) m (Latin America)
(Mechanics) obturador m ⧫ cierre m
1. [person] ahogar ⧫ asfixiar
(with hands) estrangular
in a voice choked with emotion con una voz ahogada or sofocada por la emoción
2. [pipe etc] atascar ⧫ obstruir
a canal choked with weeds un canal atascado por las hierbas
a street choked with traffic una calle congestionada por el tráfico
[person] ahogarse ⧫ asfixiarse
to choke to death morir asfixiado
to choke on a fishbone atragantarse con una espina
to choke with laughter morirse de risa
See choke back
See choke down
See choke off
See choke up
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Example Sentences Including 'choke'
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The scream which had been coming almost choked him.The Secret Garden (1911)
Suddenly the engine made a dreadful choking sound and we plunged towards the ground.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Briggs was so much choked by emotion that she could hardly take a morsel of meat.Vanity Fair (1837)
Rhodry grabbed him by a twist of shirt that nearly choked him and hauled him face to face.A Time of War (1993)
They grab the game by the scruff of the neck, choke their opponents.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
At one point he has to choke back tears of regret.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Does she choke up on air?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Globe artichokes are members of the thistle family and, with their robust leaves and inedible choke, they can seem rather arduous to prepare.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
And probably choking back a tear.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He found a dozen people toiling amid choking dust.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She also warns that meddling by ministers risks costing jobs and choking economic growth.The Sun (2015)
The aim is to choke Mafia supply lines without expensive and risky court proceedings.The Sun (2006)
The sound of choking can be heard.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
These illiquid assets are choking off the flow of credit that is so vitally important to our economy.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The choke restricts the flow of air when the engine is cold and more fuel is needed in the mix for ignition.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Why do you think lay people choke up at the mention of evangelism or witnessing?Christianity Today (2000)
It is like driving your car with the choke out all the time.POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)
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'choke' in Other Languages
British English: choke /tʃəʊk/ VERB
When you choke or when something chokes you, you cannot breathe properly or get enough air into your lungs.
A small child could choke on the doll's hair.
- American English: choke
- Arabic: يَخْتَنِقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: engasgar-se
- Chinese: 哽住
- Croatian: gušiti se
- Czech: dusit (se)
- Danish: være ved at kvæles
- Dutch: verstikken
- European Spanish: asfixiar estrangular
- Finnish: tukehtua
- French: s’étouffer
- German: ersticken
- Greek: πνίγομαι
- Italian: soffocare
- Japanese: 息が詰まる
- Korean: 숨이 막히다
- Norwegian: kvele
- Polish: dusić
- European Portuguese: engasgar-se
- Romanian: a se sufoca
- Russian: душить
- Latin American Spanish: asfixiar regular el flujo
- Swedish: kvävas
- Thai: ทำให้หายใจไม่ออก
- Turkish: tıkanmak
- Ukrainian: задихатися
- Vietnamese: bị nghẹt thở
British English: choke NOUN
The choke in a car, truck, or other vehicle is a device that reduces the amount of air going into the engine and makes it easier to start.
It is like driving your car with the choke out all the time.
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