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English noun: choke

1. choke (artifact) a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current


Synonymschoke coil, choking coil


Broader (hypernym)coil


Part meronymcircuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

2. choke (artifact) a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine


Broader (hypernym)valve


Narrower (hyponym)automatic choke


Part meronymfuel system


English verb: choke

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


SamplesShe choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath

2. choke (contact) be too tight; rub or press


SamplesThis neckband is choking the cat.


Synonymsfret, gag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

3. choke (contact) wring the neck of


SamplesThe man choked his opponent.


Synonymsscrag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

4. choke (body) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing


Synonymsstrangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze


Causechoke

5. choke (body) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake


SamplesHe swallowed a fishbone and gagged.


Synonymsgag, strangle, suffocate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hurt, suffer

6. choke (social) fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation


SamplesThe team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)fail, neglect

7. choke (social) check or slow down the action or effect of


SamplesShe choked her anger.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bottle up, inhibit, suppress

8. choke (contact) become or cause to become obstructed


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


Synonymsback up, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, foul


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude


Narrower (hyponym)block, choke up, crap up, gum up, lug, silt, silt up, stuff


Antonymsunclog

9. choke (contact) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of


SamplesThe foul air was slowly suffocating the children.


Synonymsasphyxiate, stifle, suffocate


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

10. choke (change) become stultified, suppressed, or stifled


SamplesHe is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village.


Synonymssuffocate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)become, turn


Verb groupchoke, suffocate

11. choke (change) suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of


SamplesHis job suffocated him.


Synonymssuffocate


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dampen, stifle


Verb groupchoke, suffocate

12. choke (change) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life


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


Synonymsbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield


Verb groupbreak, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad


Antonymsbe born

13. choke (change) reduce the air supply


SamplesChoke a carburetor.


Synonymsthrottle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enrich

14. choke (body) cause to retch or choke


Synonymsgag


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)sicken









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