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CHOKE, v.t.

1. To stop the passage of the breath, by filling the windpipe or compressing the neck. The word is used to express a temporary or partial stoppage, as to choke with dirt or smoke; or an entire stoppage that causes death; to suffocate; to strangle. Mark 5.

2. To stop by filling; to obstruct; to block up; as, to choke the entrance of a harbor, or any passage.

3. To hinder by obstruction or impediments; to hinder or check growth, expansion, or progress; as, to choke plants; to choke the spreading of the fruit.

Thorns choke them. Matt 13. Luke 8.

4. To smother or suffocate, as fire.

5. To suppress or stifle; as, to choke the strong conception.

6. To offend; to cause to take an exception; as, I was choked at this word.

We observe that this word generally implies crowding, stuffing or covering. A channel is choked by stones and sand, but not by a boom.

CHOKE, v.i.

1. To have the wind-pipe stopped; as, cattle are apt to choke when eating potatoes.

2. To be offended; to take exceptions.

CHOKE, n. The filamentous or capillary part of the artichoke.




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CHOKE, v.t.

1. To stop the passage of the breath, by filling the windpipe or compressing the neck. The word is used to express a temporary or partial stoppage, as to choke with dirt or smoke; or an entire stoppage that causes death; to suffocate; to strangle. Mark 5.

2. To stop by filling; to obstruct; to block up; as, to choke the entrance of a harbor, or any passage.

3. To hinder by obstruction or impediments; to hinder or check growth, expansion, or progress; as, to choke plants; to choke the spreading of the fruit.

Thorns choke them. Matt 13. Luke 8.

4. To smother or suffocate, as fire.

5. To suppress or stifle; as, to choke the strong conception.

6. To offend; to cause to take an exception; as, I was choked at this word.

We observe that this word generally implies crowding, stuffing or covering. A channel is choked by stones and sand, but not by a boom.

CHOKE, v.i.

1. To have the wind-pipe stopped; as, cattle are apt to choke when eating potatoes.

2. To be offended; to take exceptions.

CHOKE, n. The filamentous or capillary part of the artichoke.


CHOKE, n.

The filamentous or capillary part of the artichoke. – Johnson.


CHOKE, v.i.

  1. To have the windpipe stopped; as cattle are apt to choke when eating potatoes.
  2. To be offended; to take exceptions.

CHOKE, v.t. [Sax. aceocan. In Arm. coucq or goucq, is the neck, with which choke may be connected, in the sense of narrowness or compression. The sense of choke is to stuff, thrust down or stop; or to compress, or bind tight. (The Sp. ahogar is the Port. afogar, L. suffoco.) It is probably allied to the Sp. cegar, to shut, L. cæcus, Eng. key, Sax. cæg.]

  1. To stop the passage of the breath, by filling the windpipe or compressing the neck. The word is used to express a temporary or partial stoppage, as to choke with dirt or smoke; or an entire stoppage that causes death; to suffocate; to strangle. Mark v.
  2. To stop by filling; to obstruct; to block up; as, to choke the entrance of a harbor, or any passage.
  3. To hinder by obstruction or impediments; to hinder or check growth, expansion, or progress; as, to choke plants; to choke the spreading of the fruit. – Bacon. Thorns choke them. – Matth. xiii. Luke viii.
  4. To smother or suffocate, as fire. – Dryden.
  5. To suppress or stifle; as, to choke the strong conception. – Shak.
  6. To offend; to cause to take an exception; as, I was choked at this word. – Swift. We observe that this word generally implies crowding, stuffing or covering. A channel is choked by stones and sand, but not by a boom.

Choke
  1. To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle.

    With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder.
    Shak.

  2. To have the windpipe stopped; to have a spasm of the throat, caused by stoppage or irritation of the windpipe; to be strangled.
  3. A stoppage or irritation of the windpipe, producing the feeling of strangulation.
  4. To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.

    Addison.
  5. To be checked, as if by choking; to stick.

    The words choked in his throat.
    Sir W. Scott.

  6. The tied end of a cartridge.

    (b)
  7. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.

    Oats and darnel choke the rising corn.
    Dryden.

  8. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.

    "I was choked at this word." Swift.
  9. To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.

    To choke off, to stop a person in the execution of a purpose; as, to choke off a speaker by uproar.

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Choke

CHOKE, verb transitive

1. To stop the passage of the breath, by filling the windpipe or compressing the neck. The word is used to express a temporary or partial stoppage, as to choke with dirt or smoke; or an entire stoppage that causes death; to suffocate; to strangle. Mark 5:13.

2. To stop by filling; to obstruct; to block up; as, to choke the entrance of a harbor, or any passage.

3. To hinder by obstruction or impediments; to hinder or check growth, expansion, or progress; as, to choke plants; to choke the spreading of the fruit.

Thorns choke them. Matthew 13:22. Luke 8:7.

4. To smother or suffocate, as fire.

5. To suppress or stifle; as, to choke the strong conception.

6. To offend; to cause to take an exception; as, I was choked at this word.

We observe that this word generally implies crowding, stuffing or covering. A channel is choked by stones and sand, but not by a boom.

CHOKE, verb intransitive

1. To have the wind-pipe stopped; as, cattle are apt to choke when eating potatoes.

2. To be offended; to take exceptions.

CHOKE, noun The filamentous or capillary part of the artichoke.

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