From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchokechoke1 /tʃəʊk $ tʃoʊk/ ●●○ verb 1 STOP BREATHING[intransitive]BREATHE to be unable to breathe properly because something is in your throat or there is not enough airchoke on He choked on a piece of bread. Six people choked to death on the fumes.2 [transitive] if something chokes you, it makes you unable to breathe properly I felt as if there was a weight on my chest, choking me. The smoke was choking me.3 INJURE[transitive]BREATHE to prevent someone from breathing by putting your hands around their throat and pressing on it His hands were round her throat, choking her.4 [intransitive, transitive] to be unable to talk clearly because you are feeling a strong emotionchoke with He was choking with rage. I was too choked with emotion to speak. Her voice was choked with rage.5 SAY something[transitive] (also choke something ↔ out)SAY/STATE to say something with difficulty because you are very upset or angry ‘Get out, ’ she choked. 6 BLOCK[transitive] (also choke something ↔ up)FULL to fill a place so that things cannot move through it Weeds were choking the stream.be choked (up) with something The gutters were choked up with leaves.7 SPORTS[intransitive] informalFAIL to fail at doing something, especially a sport, because there is a lot of pressure on you People said I choked, but I just had a bad day on the golf course.8 PLANTS[transitive]HBP if one plant chokes another, it kills it by growing all around it and taking away its light and room to grow Weeds can quickly choke delicate garden plants.9 → choke a horse → choke something ↔ back → choke off something → choke something ↔ out → choke up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuschoke• The father told police he shook his daughter because she was choking.• Do something -- he's choking!• At last I reached the shore and fell onto the sand, choking and spluttering.• I felt myself being choked by thick, yellow fumes.• He grabbed her around the neck and choked her to death.• She cried out, then the cry caught and choked in her throat.• Don't hold so tight, you're choking me.• Some investors assert that the lack of a spending accord, for now, will buoy bonds by choking off economic growth.• The old king died after choking on a chicken bone.• He beamed again as Ali, practically choking on his own saliva, fell forward into a group of pupils.• He'd choked on his own vomit after a session of sniffing aerosols.• He began to sob, and choked out, "I have to go now."• Growth of the reed can choke out native water plants.• "I guess we choked, " said Coach Landers after his team's last minute defeat.• The Feldwebel was choking with laughter.• The roads were choked with traffic.• The teacher told her the baby had been choking, would not take a bottle and had thrown up four times.• Small parts on the toys could break off and choke young children.choke on• He choked on a wad of gum.choke with• Deaton, red and almost choked with fury, thumped the table.be choked (up) with something• A few years ago, Fremont Street was choked with cars, cabs, exhaust fumes and even a few gamblers.• The wind struck at her, the sky was choked with dark blue churning cloud.• The pores were choked with dust, and the tiles were yellow with age.• The empty ornamental pond was choked with rotten leaves, starlings blew about the place like avian litter.• The roads approaching São Paulo were choked with rush-hour traffic.• The roads for miles were choked with supply wagons, ammunition trains, and rumbling batteries.• The harbor was choked with warships.chokechoke2 noun [countable] 1 TTCa piece of equipment in a vehicle that controls the amount of air going into the engine, and that is used to help the engine start2 BREATHEthe sound that someone makes when they cannot breathe properly because something is in their throat or there is not enough air She gave a little choke of laughter.
Examples from the Corpuschoke• Also, long walks, like choke chains, are out of the question.• Give it a bit more choke.• Everyone saw multiple chokes and made the connection.• Here the choke chain is relaxed, Note that the leash itself is held in your right hand.• Similarly the choke chain will again tighten, encouraging your pet to walk alongside you.Origin choke1 (1300-1400) achoke “to choke” ((11-14 centuries)), from Old English aceocian