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Definition 1: a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine - [noun denoting artifact]

(choke is a kind of ...) control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

(... is a kind of choke ) a choke that automatically controls the flow of air to the carburetor

(... is part of choke) equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine

Definition 2: a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit

(... is part of choke) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Definition 3: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion - [verb of body]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband

(choke is a kind of ...) draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

"I can breathe better when the air is clean" "The patient is respiring"

Definition 4: cause to retch or choke - [verb of body]

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) make sick or ill

"This kind of food sickens me"

Definition 5: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake - [verb of body]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) feel pain or be in pain

Definition 6: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing - [verb of body]

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

(choke causes ...) breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion

"She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"

Definition 7: reduce the air supply - [verb of change]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • choke a carburetor

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) make better or improve in quality

"The experience enriched her understanding" "enriched foods"

Definition 8: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life - [verb of change]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She died from cancer
  • The children perished in the fire
  • The patient went peacefully
  • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of choke ) cease development, die, and be aborted

"an aborting fetus"

(... is a kind of choke ) die, as in battle or in a hunt

"Many soldiers fell at Verdun" "Several deer have fallen to the same gun" "The shooting victim fell dead"

(... is a kind of choke ) die of food deprivation

"The political prisoners starved to death" "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"

(... is a kind of choke ) die before; die earlier than

"She predeceased her husband"

(... is a kind of choke ) die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

"The child drowned in the lake"

(... is a kind of choke ) be killed or die

(... is a kind of choke ) be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

"The child suffocated under the pillow"

(... is a kind of choke ) be fatally overwhelmed

(choke has a similar meaning as ...) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

(choke has a similar meaning as ...) suffer or face the pain of death

"Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

Definition 9: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of - [verb of change]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His job suffocated him

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity

"Stifle your curiosity"

(choke has a similar meaning as ...) become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

"He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village"

Definition 10: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled - [verb of change]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) undergo a change or development

"The water turned into ice" "Her former friend became her worst enemy" "He turned traitor"

(choke has a similar meaning as ...) suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

"His job suffocated him"

Definition 11: be too tight; rub or press - [verb of contact]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This neckband is choking the cat

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Definition 12: become or cause to become obstructed - [verb of contact]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
  • The water pipe is backed up

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

(... is a kind of choke ) stick together as if with gum

"the inside of the pipe has gummed up"

(... is a kind of choke ) become obstructed or chocked up

"The drains clogged up"

(... is a kind of choke ) obstruct

"My nose is all stuffed" "Her arteries are blocked"

(... is a kind of choke ) become chocked with silt

"The river silted up"

Definition 13: wring the neck of - [verb of contact]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The man choked his opponent

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Definition 14: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of - [verb of contact]

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

Synonyms for choke in the sense of this definition

(choke is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She choked her anger

(choke is a kind of ...) consciously restrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior

"suppress a smile" "he let his anger bottle up until he exploded"

Samples where choke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience

(choke is a kind of ...) fail to do something; leave something undone

"She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib" "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account"

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