Synonyms of choke
1 suffocateDictionary • Dense smoke swirled and billowed, its fumes choking her.
suffocate • They were suffocated as they slept.
smother • He had attempted to smother his sixteen-week-old son.
2 strangleDictionary • They choked him with his tie.
strangle • He was almost strangled by his parachute harness straps.
throttle • He tried to throttle her with wire.
asphyxiate • Three people were asphyxiated in the crush.
3 blockDictionary • The village roads are choked with traffic.
block • When the shrimp farm is built it will block the stream.
dam • The reservoir was formed by damming the River Blith.
clog • The traffic clogged the Thames bridges.
obstruct • Lorries obstructed the road completely.
constrict • Severe migraine can be treated with a drug which constricts the blood vessels.
stop • I think she really would have liked to stop everything right there.
bar • For added safety, bar the door to the kitchen.
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asphyxiateIf someone is asphyxiated, they die or lose consciousness because they are unable to breathe properly.
• Three people were asphyxiated in the crush.
barIf you bar a door, you place something in front of it or a piece of wood or metal across it in order to prevent it from being opened.
• For added safety, bar the door to the kitchen.
blockTo block a road, channel, or pipe means to put an object across it or in it so that nothing can pass through it or along it.
• When the shrimp farm is built it will block the stream.
Thesaurus for choke from the Collins English Thesaurus
to hinder or stop the breathing of (a person or animal), esp by constricting the windpipe or by asphyxiation