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  Words related to choke

Related / Similar Words: choke coil, choking coil, gag, strangle, suffocate, throttle, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, croak, snuff it, stifle, asphyxiate, clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, foul, fret, scrag

 

Definition:
  • a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine;
  • a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current;
  • breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband";
  • cause to retch or choke;
  • struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged";
  • constrict (someone''s) throat and keep from breathing;
  • reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor";
  • die; "The old man finally kicked the bucket";
  • suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him";
  • become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village";
  • impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children";
  • become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up";
  • be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat";
  • wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent";
  • check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger";
  • fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience";

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    Hyponyms: automatic choke, gum up, crap up, stuff, lug, choke up, block, silt up, silt

     

    Grouped Verbs: suffocate

     

    Part Meronyms: fuel system, circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit

     

    Derivational Morphology: throttle, choking, suffocation, asphyxiation, strangulation, strangling, throttling, accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, gun, throttle valve, asphyxia, congestion, over-crowding, backup, clog, choker, collar, dog collar, neckband, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff, scrag, scrag end, garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler

     

     
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