Definition of 'choke'
Example sentences containing 'choke'
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The sound of choking can be heard. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Briggs was so much choked by emotion that she could hardly take a morsel of meat. Vanity Fair (1837)The scream which had been coming almost choked him. The Secret Garden (1911)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)Why do you think lay people choke up at the mention of evangelism or witnessing? Christianity Today (2000)At one point he has to choke back tears of regret. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She also warns that meddling by ministers risks costing jobs and choking economic growth. The Sun (2015)Suddenly the engine made a dreadful choking sound and we plunged towards the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He found a dozen people toiling amid choking dust. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These illiquid assets are choking off the flow of credit that is so vitally important to our economy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Rhodry grabbed him by a twist of shirt that nearly choked him and hauled him face to face. A Time of War (1993)And probably choking back a tear. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Does she choke up on air? Times, Sunday Times (2013)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)They grab the game by the scruff of the neck, choke their opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The aim is to choke Mafia supply lines without expensive and risky court proceedings. The Sun (2006)In a fantasy world this would choke off the supply of key ingredients to those who wish the West and their own people ill. 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)The three ponies captured made a furious struggle, but by drawing the ropes tight round their necks they were choked, and soon unable to move. The Children of the New Forest (1847)
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Translations for 'choke'
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
- 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.
Definition of choke from the Collins English Dictionary
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