Textual thesaurus for "choke"

(noun) choke coil, choking coil

a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current

(verb) gag

cause to retch or choke

(verb) gag, suffocate, strangle

struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

(verb) strangle

constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

(verb) throttle

reduce the air supply

choke a carburetor

(verb) snuff it, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

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

(verb) suffocate

suppress the development, creativity, or imagination of

His job suffocated him

(verb) suffocate

become stultified, suppressed, or stifled

He is suffocating--living at home with his aged parents in the small village

(verb) stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate

impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

(verb) clog, clog up, choke off, congest, foul, back up

become or cause to become obstructed

The leaves clog our drains in the Fall; The water pipe is backed up

(verb) fret, gag

be too tight; rub or press

This neckband is choking the cat

(verb) scrag

wring the neck of

The man choked his opponent