Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun choke

2 senses of choke

Sense 1
choke, choke coil, choking coil -- (a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current)
       => coil -- (reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit)

Sense 2
choke -- (a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine)
       => valve -- (control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb choke

14 senses of choke

Sense 1
choke -- (breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband")
       => breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire -- (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring")

Sense 2
choke, gag, fret -- (be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat")
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

Sense 3
choke, scrag -- (wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent")
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

Sense 4
choke, strangle -- (constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing)
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

Sense 5
gag, choke, strangle, suffocate -- (struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged")
       => suffer, hurt -- (feel pain or be in pain)

Sense 6
choke -- (fail to perform adequately due to tension or agitation; "The team should have won hands down but choked, disappointing the coach and the audience")
       => fail, neglect -- (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")

Sense 7
choke -- (check or slow down the action or effect of; "She choked her anger")
       => inhibit, bottle up, suppress -- (control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior)

Sense 8
clog, choke off, clog up, back up, congest, choke, foul -- (become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 9
suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, choke -- (impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 10
suffocate, choke -- (become stultified, suppressed, or stifled; "He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village")
       => become, turn -- (undergo a change or development; "The water turned into ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He turned traitor")

Sense 11
suffocate, choke -- (suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of; "His job suffocated him")
       => stifle, dampen -- (smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity")

Sense 12
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 -- (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")
       => change state, turn -- (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")

Sense 13
choke, throttle -- (reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor")
       => enrich -- (make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods")

Sense 14
gag, choke -- (cause to retch or choke)
       => sicken -- (make sick or ill; "This kind of food sickens me")

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