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Meaning of choke

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in
           electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate
           alternating current [syn: {choke}, {choke coil}, {choking
      2: a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of
         a gasoline engine
      v 1: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a
           strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke
           about her deceased husband"
      2: be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the
         cat" [syn: {choke}, {gag}, {fret}]
      3: wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent" [syn:
         {choke}, {scrag}]
      4: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing [syn:
         {choke}, {strangle}]
      5: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he
         swallowed a fishbone and gagged" [syn: {gag}, {choke},
         {strangle}, {suffocate}]
      6: fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The
         team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the
         coach and the audience"
      7: check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her
      8: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our
         drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up" [syn:
         {clog}, {choke off}, {clog up}, {back up}, {congest},
         {choke}, {foul}] [ant: {unclog}]
      9: impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of;
         "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children" [syn:
         {suffocate}, {stifle}, {asphyxiate}, {choke}]
      10: become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is
          suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the
          small village" [syn: {suffocate}, {choke}]
      11: suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of;
          "His job suffocated him" [syn: {suffocate}, {choke}]
      12: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and
          functions necessary to sustain life; "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" [syn: {die}, {decease}, {perish}, {go}, {exit}, {pass
          away}, {expire}, {pass}, {kick the bucket}, {cash in one's
          chips}, {buy the farm}, {conk}, {give-up the ghost}, {drop
          dead}, {pop off}, {choke}, {croak}, {snuff it}] [ant: {be
      13: reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor" [syn: {choke},
      14: cause to retch or choke [syn: {gag}, {choke}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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