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Entry Word: choke
Function: verb
Text: 1 to keep (someone) from breathing by exerting pressure on the windpipe <let go of my throat--you're choking me!>
Synonyms garrote (or garotte), strangle, throttle
Related Words asphyxiate, smother, suffocate
Near Antonyms restore, resuscitate, revive
2 to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe <the recommended procedure for helping someone who is choking>
Synonyms gag
Related Words heave, retch, throw up, vomit; asphyxiate, smother, suffocate
Near Antonyms breathe, respire
3 to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air <thick, black smoke choked the trapped fire fighters> -- see SMOTHER 1
4 to prevent passage through <overgrown bushes choked the narrow alleyway between the buildings> -- see CLOG 1