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Main Entry: 1choke
Pronunciation: primarystresschomacrk
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): choked; chok·ing
1 : to keep from breathing in a normal way by cutting off the supply of air <choked by smoke>
2 : to have the windpipe blocked entirely or partly <choke on a bone>
3 : to slow or prevent the growth or action of <choke back tears>
4 : to block by clogging <leaves choked the drain>
5 : to decrease or shut off the air intake of a carburetor to make the fuel mixture richer
6 : to grip (as a baseball bat) some distance from the end of the handle -- usually used with up

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