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1 choke

A coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current.

synonyms: choke coil, choking coil.

2 choke

A valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine.

Dutch: choke


1 choke

Breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion.

2 choke

Be too tight; rub or press.

synonyms: fret, gag.

3 choke

Wring the neck of:
— The man choked his opponent.

synonym: scrag.

4 choke

Constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing.

synonym: strangle.

Dutch: verstikken, wurgen

5 choke

Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake.

synonyms: gag, strangle, suffocate.

Roget 641: superabound, overabound; know no bounds, swarm; meet one at every turn; creep with, crawl with, bristle with; overflow; run over, flow over, well over, brim over; run riot; ... show more

6 choke

Fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation.

7 choke

Check or slow down the action or effect of.

8 choke

Become or cause to become obstructed.

synonyms: back up, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, foul.

Roget 706: hinder, impede, filibuster [U.S.], impedite, embarrass.    keep off, stave off, ward off; obviate; avert, antevert; turn aside, draw off, ... show more

Dutch: ophopen

9 choke

Impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of.

synonyms: asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate.

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... show more

10 choke

Become stultified, suppressed, or stifled.

synonym: suffocate.

11 choke

Suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of.

synonym: suffocate.

12 choke

Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life.

synonyms: buy the farm, cash in one's chips, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost ... show more.

Dutch: creperen, de pijp aan Maarten geven, doodgaan, expireren, heengaan, inslapen, insluimeren, kapotgaan, omkomen, ontslapen ... show more

13 choke

Reduce the air supply:
— Choke a carburetor.

synonym: throttle.

Roget 261: close, occlude, plug; block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up, button up, stuff up, shut up, dam up; blockade, ... show more

14 choke

Cause to retch or choke.

synonym: gag.

Moby thesaurus: OD, asphyxia, asphyxiate, asphyxiation, bake, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, be in heat, be killed, bind, blaze, block, block up, blockade, bloom, blow out, boil ... show more.

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