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Choke

Definition

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