Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: choke
IPA transcription: [tʃ'oʊk]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: choke
    Meaning: breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
  • Synonyms: choke, gag, fret
    Meaning: be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
  • Synonyms: choke, scrag
    Meaning: wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"
  • Synonyms: choke, strangle
    Meaning: constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
  • Synonyms: gag, choke, strangle, suffocate
    Meaning: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
Usage examples
  • Don't choke a fellow!" he coughed.
  • When the fish is served, the Grand Army man will choke on a bone.
  • Any real dry powder would choke a person if he got a big dose of it.
  • He took the pipe from his mouth, pressed the tobacco viciously into the bowl, and swore steadily in Gaelic until I was ready to choke him.
  • By heaven," I said, rising in my seat, "I've a notion to come over there and choke you: I'm entitled to do it by the law, and I think I will."
  • Let him choke, but do not be too hopeful, as the chances are that he will dislodge the bone. All will go well until the dessert, when his wife will begin telling how raspberry sherbet always disagrees with her.